About this object

Two parts from a prayer wheel, a copper alloy disc decorated with lotus flowers and foliage for the base or top and a red glass bead.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Glass; Copper Alloy
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
    1908 before
  • Measurements
    52 mm
  • Note
    Curator's notes. These parts seem to have become separated from a complete wheel, inventory record reads, 'TABLE PRAYER WHEEL, in form of shrine. Nickel, silver, partly gilt. Stand in form of hexagonal shrine on round double lotus base. Barrel with two paper? friezes with Mani formula in old script. Flat cover and base. Lotus rosette inside'.
  • Related people
    John Claude White ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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