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Chinese Tibetan Buddhist Table Prayer Wheel

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1910: Item # 1033729
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Mid to late 19th Century repousse copper table payer wheel in the form of a pagoda. The prayer cylinder, decorated with Sanskrit characters, flowers and vajras, is surrounded by a four arched columns with scrolling cloud forms. The pagoda, surrounded by a fence, sits on a weighted lotus base with a double vajra incised on the bottom. The copper has developed a very nice rich patina over the years and the cylinder still spins as it should. The bottom was, at one time, either re-enforced or re-sealed with solder. Size: 14 inches to the top of the spindle rod, the bottom of the pagoda roof is 7 inches in diameter and the base is 6 1/4 inches in diameter.