Instrument: prayer wheel
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.
Gifted by Alley to Canterbury Museum in 1937, during a visit to New Zealand. Made at Wutaishan, Shanxi.
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163x95 mm (h x w)
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“Instrument: prayer wheel ,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed May 31, 2023, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1160.