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  trigram wheels

 

China

A shi pan-like cosmographic divination board used for fortune telling, here in the form of a wooden table with adjustable wheels with trigram symbols and Chinese characters representing the 36 animals thought to have jurisdiction over the hours of the day and the Twenty-eight Lunar Mansions of the 28 Celestial Deities in the Star Mandala.