This antique, hand held Buddhist mani or prayer wheel is also known as a khorten or chos-kor. This example has a long wooden handle with a cylindrical brass case topped by a finial. A small, faceted ball hangs from a string to create a rhythm when the wheel is spun.
DATE 19th century
DIMENSIONS Width 3.5 Depth 3.5 Height 12 in.
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