University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:45-4-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silver
Wood
Cotton
Ivory
Turquoise
Technique:Beaten
Carved
Iconography:Buddha
Flowers
Credit Line:Gift of Graham Roberts, 1945

Description

Prayer wheel. German-silver cylinder completely covered with impressed decoration in two wide bands of conventional motifs around sides; floral pattern on stick end; floral pattern rising to pointed knob on cover. Facetted metal ball attached by short chain. Wooden stick with band of German silver at each end. Wheel filled with prayers.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Himalaya: Land of the Snow Lion (Supplement) (04 Oct 2008 - 12 Apr 2009) View Objects in Exhibition

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