Buddhist rosary with 108 beads of bone and a semi-

Made:
1801-1900 in Tibet

Buddhist rosary with 108 beads of bone and a semi-precious stone, Tibetan, 19th century. Used for divination; after reciting a mantra, one grasps the rosary with both hands and counts by threes the intervening beads between one hand and the other. The remainder will be one, two, or three.

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A161269
type:
rosaries
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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