About this object

A rectangular-shaped printing block with a pierced lug handle at centre top. It is carved with a mantra, which surrounds the lung rta or wind horse. The mantra is enclosed in a simple single-lined border.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Writing
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • Materials
  • 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
    1898 before
  • Measurements
    190 mm x 127 mm x 20 mm; 7 1/2 in x 5 in x 13/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Probably used for printing prayer flags.
  • Related people
    John W Innes Wright ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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