About this object

An unevenly printed mandala or cosmic diagram with mantra, block printed onto paper. The diagram is circular and appears to have four chorten or structures, one for each of the four cardinal directions.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Ink; 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
    Before 1897
  • Measurements
    254 mm x 187 mm; 10 in x 7 3/8 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: It appears that Innes Wright had a printing block for this amulet (in National Museum Scotland collection) and as this is very poorly printed, he could have potentialy printed this himself in order to sell it to the museum. Thanks to Dr Inbal Livne for bringing this to our attention. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    John W Innes Wright (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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