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Prayer wheel and set of three woodblock printed prayers
(early 20th century)

Medium
wood, metal, wool, silk, cotton, jute, leather, Chinese coins, woodblock on handmade paper
Measurements
(a) 32.0 × 9.0 cm (diameter) (prayer wheel)
(b-d) 32.9 × 49.7 cm irreg. (each) (prayers)
Place/s of Execution
Tibet
Accession Number
3044.a-d-D3
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1929
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Prayer wheel (a) with wooden handle; Chinese coins (which act as a weight) attached to end of jute string, attached to spinning drum, which has pleated and frilled canopy. Once would have contained three woodblock prayers (b-d).