Accession Number
1937.14.56
Catalogue Number
C1957.418
Brief 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.
Production Place
Tibet/Western Asia/Asia
Collecting Unit
Collection

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