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Prayer Beads

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Object Number:92-1-66
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Asian
Buddhist
Provenience: East Asia (uncertain)
China (uncertain)
Japan (uncertain)
Tibet (uncertain)
India (uncertain)
Date Made: 18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Bead
Nut (plant)
Ceramic
Silk
Crystal (stone)
Seed
Thread
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1992

Description

Rosary of 19 beads on a thread. Brown silk tassel at end, white ceramic beads and two crystal beads separate the 19 beads made from nuts of the Bodhi tree. This "travelling rosary" type is used in China, Korea, and Japan by Buddhist monks and lay followers.

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