Tibetan prayer wheel, wood / copper / brass, maker unknown, Tibet, date unknown
Tibetan prayer wheel comprising a cylindrical wooden handle with brass trimming, thin circular mouth and metal piece protruding from the centre. The exterior of the thin circular mouth is decorated with red and green stones and the underneath features carved stylised motifs. Attached to the metal piece is a barrel shaped body which contains a coiled paper prayer and a domed lid above this with a cone shaped top. On the exterior of the body are more bands of coloured stones around the outside with carved copper decoration. This is repeated on the lid. Attached to one side of the body is a metal chain with small diamond shaped weight.