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Title

Instrument: prayer wheel

Description

One cylindrical brass Tibetan-style prayer wheel with a spindle emerging from the base. Barrel presents six Tibetan characters moulded in low relief. Barrel top surface exhibits quatrefoil lotus pattern surrounding a central triskelion motif. Barrel underside exhibits eight-fold pattern of stylised flowers and beads surrounding a central triskelion motif.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

Gifted by Alley to Canterbury Museum in 1937, during a visit to New Zealand. Made at Wutaishan, Shanxi.

Physical Dimensions

163x95 mm (h x w)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.950.1

Usage Rights

To order a copy of this image please contact Canterbury Museum on images@canterburymuseum.com.

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Collection

Citation

“Instrument: prayer wheel ,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed December 12, 2017, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1160.