About this object

A nun's prayer beads possibly made of conch shell, The beads are fitted with two 'counting' extensions consisting of ten metal rings each. These are finished with a double dorje or vajra and a tassle of saffron coloured wool.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Brass; Metal Gilt; Wool; Conch
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of John W Innes Wright
  • Collector
    John W Innes Wright
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Darjeeling
  • Date collected
    1898 before
  • Measurements
    460 mm x 26 mm; 18 1/8 in x 1 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: According to the collector J W I Wright these beads were used by a devotee of Chenrezi and he recorded their Tibetan name as 'Yung Theng'. EM 21/06/2013.
  • Related people
    John W Innes Wright ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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