The Journey

Portable Prayer Wheel

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  • Mongolia or Tibet
  • 17th–18th century
  • Silver, jadeite, rubies, and turquoise
  • H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
  • The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 57.2285

A pilgrim's lag 'khor (hand wheel) provides protection and offers the opportunity to gain merit in this lifetime. Pilgrims may carry them wherever they go.

PHOTO CREDIT: © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

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