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A Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel - 19th / 20th Cent.

Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

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Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel
Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel
Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel
Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel
Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

Himalayan Parcel Gilt Copper & Brass Prayer Wheel

Decorated overall with various emblems including the Buddhist Eight  Auspicious Symbols set within a double register.

These are separated with a raised rim to which is attached a chain holding a  small weight.

The top with a lotus pattern surmounted by a lotus knop.

The cylinder contains four paper rolls on which Buddhist texts are printed.

The base with a double vajra.

Very nice impressed all-over pattern.


No shaft/handle

Otherwise good condition

Weighs;.250kg

Measures; 5" ( 12.8 cm )H.
X
 3" ( 7.5 cm )D.




The Eight Auspicious Symbols are considered lucky and appear frequently on  objects. They each represent an aspect of Buddhist teaching. These are as  follows;

Parasol (chattra) - royalty and spiritual power

Golden Fishes (suvarnamatsya) - good fortune, fertility and salvation

Treasure Vase (kalasha) - spiritual and material abundance

Lotus (padma) - mental and spiritual purity

Conch Shell (sangha) - the fame of Buddha's teachings

Endless Knot (shrivasta) - infinite wisdom of the Buddha

Victory Banner (dhvaja) - victory of the Buddha's teachings and wisdom over 
ignorance

Wheel (dharmachakra) - the teachings of the Buddha.



Item no;  TN-011303-84
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