Country: TibetType: AmuletName: Gau amulet containerMaterial: Silvery metalPeriod: End of 19th century - Early 20th centuryDatation: 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): 5Length (cms): 10Depth (cms): 10Provenance: Belgium private collection OMArt market: Auction art rémy lefur et associés 13122016
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