This copper gau shows on its front a double vajra / dorje. The vajra or dorje [Tibetan: rdo rje] is a Buddhist ritual object. It is the essential symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism. The term vajra gives it its name, also it is used in the Buddha's teachings.
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In search of valuable contents, gaus were frequently opened after the Chinese occupation of Tibet after 1950. As with most gaus still in existence today, the filling was lost as a result, this gau is empty too.
Condition: The gau is undamaged, there are only minor signs of age.
Probably Age: early 20th cent.
|Measurements:||4.9 x 3.1 x 1.1" | 12.5 x 7.8 x 2.8 cm|
|Price:||152 $ | 140 €|
|Shipment:||Parcel Service from Germany|
|High resolution:||Display [0.8 MB, 2591 x 1940 px.]|
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