Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Filigree Gau with corals and turquises

Buddhist Amulet Box

This beautiful gau is extremely finely worked. It has a large coral bead on the front surrounded by filigree wire and another smaller one underneath. To the right and left of the small coral bead are two turquoises.

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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 front is undamaged, the back has a small piece broken off the top right corner.

Measurements: 3.5 x 3 x 0.6" | 9.0 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm
Price: 279 $ | 265 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: White metal, coral, turquise
Age: Early 20th cent.
High resolution: Display [1.0 MB, 2232 x 2532 px.]
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