About this object

A double height hand-held prayer wheel, decorated with punched in mantras. At the front are two shrine-shaped openings that rest on open work pedestals. At the base of the top shrine three turquoise coloured pieces of clear and opaque glass have been fitted. The handle, lid and paper mantra roll are missing.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    Late 19th Century
  • Materials
    Glass; Paste; Copper
  • 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 1898
  • Measurements
    135 mm x 73 mm x 73 mm; 5 5/16 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in
  • Related people
    John W Innes Wright (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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