Prayer-wheel

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Historical period(s)
19th century
Medium
Silver, turquoise and wood
Dimensions
H x Diam: 24 x 7.2 cm (9 7/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Geography
Tibet
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.673
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Type

Prayer wheel

Keywords
Buddhism, chasing, inlay, prayer, punching, repousse, Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism, twisted wire, wirework
Provenance

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unidentified owner in 1907 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Metal List, R. 5203, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record, there is no record of purchase for this object, other than price.

[2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum