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Lot 0071
**Originally Listed At $150**

Central Asia, Tibet, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A bronze-faced ghau (gau, ghau), a prayer box. The shape of the box mirrors that of traditional central Asian roofs inspired by the domes and arches of Persian architecture. The face of the box has an intricate and auspicious cast motif of a dragon with human hands and numerous symbols including the wheel, shell, flowers, and an interlacing knot. The other sides are steel, and are undecorated aside from two riveted handles that project from either side. Inset into the front of the box, behind a glass panel, is a painting of the Buddha. Size: 1.25" L x 3" W x 3.65" H (3.2 cm x 7.6 cm x 9.3 cm)

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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Wear on surface commensurate with age, and light patina, especially on one side of the face and on the back.

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Early 20th C. Tibetan Bronze "Ghau" - Prayer Box

Estimate $150 - $225Jul 30, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA