About this object

The top half of a prayer wheel made of copper sheet, with a beaten design of mantras in two registers. Attached to the side of the cylinder is a iron lug that holds a looped chain, an iron weight is attached to the end. The paper mantra is still enclosed, it is a repeating block printed mantra in black ink on Tibetan daphne paper.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Copper; Iron; Paper Plant
  • 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
    1897 before
  • Measurements
    64 mm x 61 mm x 61 mm; 2 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in
  • Related people
    John W Innes Wright (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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