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Title

Instrument: prayer wheel

Description

One cylindrical brass and copper Tibetan-style prayer wheel. Barrel presents two bands of Tibetan characters moulded in low relief. Barrel lid takes the form of a lotus bud surmounting a flattened hemisphere and a broad flat rim. Upper surface exhibits botanical patterning in low relief. Barrel underside exhibits four-fold botanical pattern in low relief. Barrel interior contains script on rags and paper coiled around a wooden spindle. One side of the barrel waist presents an attached metal chain and weight shaped in the form of a simple geometric solid.

Source

Rewi Alley

Physical Dimensions

100.83x66.02 mm (h x w)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.418

Usage Rights

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Collection

Citation

“Instrument: prayer wheel,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed October 24, 2017, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1231.