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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Culture:Tibetan or Indian
Title:Mani Stone
Date Made:19th century or earlier
Place Made:Ladakh, India (probably)
Measurements:Overall: 3/4 in x 14 13/16 in x 5 in; 1.9 cm x 37.6 cm x 12.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, ctr. (carved): [Tibetan characters, Om Mani Padme Hum]; INSCRIPTION: verso, upp. r. (red paint): XG.2.
Accession Number:  MH 1910.8.J.OII
Credit Line:Gift of Miss Jessie R. Carleton, in memory of her mother, Celestia Bradford Carleton (Class of 1854)

A horizontal line of relief Tibetan script inscribed on a flat brown prayer "Mani" stone with pointed ends, reads: "Om Mani Padme Hum," the famous six-syllable mantra of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara.

religion; Buddhism; languages; praying

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