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Lot 0100
  • Country: Tibet
  • Type: Amulet
  • Name: Gau amulet container
  • Material: Silvery metal
  • Period: End of 19th century - Early 20th century
  • Datation: C.1900

    Gau old wearable amulet container who is known in tibet and the Himalayas as Gau, Ghau or Ga'u. They are traditionally worn for personal adornment and they are believed to invoke spiritual blessings and protection for the wearer. Many were also worn as portable shrines by pilgrims and nomadic Tibetans. A gau usually contains sacred relics, mantras on paper, images of deities and revered gurus or small statues and Tsa Tsa. They are typically crafted from silver, copper, brass and wood and the more ornate ones may also be gilded or mounted with gemstones such as turquoise and coral. This one is fronted gau with ornametal filigree very fine work and an orange stone.

  • Height (cms): 5
  • Length (cms): 10
  • Depth (cms): 10
  • Provenance: Belgium private collection OM
  • Art market: Auction art rémy lefur et associés 13122016

    Reserve: $203.00

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  • Condition

    Global very good condition sign of age see picture

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    Gau amulet container

    Estimate $250 - $300Jun 30
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