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Prayer Board

Object Number:A1836.5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Tibet
Inscription Language:Tibetan Language
Length: 17.8 cm
Width: 61 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Edward Barrett, 1924
Other Number:15 - Other Number
29-96-818E - Found in Collection Number


Page of woodblock-printed Tibetan text, with Chinese page numbering (母字下十六). It is stamped with the description: “Print from original TIBETAN PRAYER BOARD. These Tibetan Prayer Boards are from the Monasteries of LHASA, Tibet, the ‘Forbidden City’ of the Tibetans,” and with a Chinese date of November 1922. A museum “received” stamp has the date 1924. Two impression of Chinese-style seals both read “Ba Ruande 巴軟德”. This was the Chinese name of the dealer Edward Barrett, who was collecting materials of this kind for sale to US collections in the 1920s.

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