Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques


Turquoise Gau [3]

Buddhist Amulet Box

This beautiful gau is extremely finely worked. It has a turquoise bead in form of a drop surrounded by filigree wire. It has a back made of brass.

This pendant was designed to hold sacred Buddhist mantras blessed by a lama, pictures of the Buddha, other sacred relics, or herbs that provided protection while the gau was ornamentation for the wearer. In search of valuable contents, gaus were opened after the Chinese occupation of Tibet after 1950. As with most gaus still in existence today, the filling has been lost as a result, and the gau is empty.

In search of valuable contents, gaus were opened after the Chinese occupation of Tibet after 1950. As with most gaus still in existence today, the filling has been lost as a result, and the gau is empty.

Condition: The gau is nearly undamaged but age has left few traces. There is a small bump on the front top left and the front of the hanger and thevorfere part of the Zierelment are slightly worn.

Probably Age: 90 - 100 years


PropertyValue
Measurements: 3.3 x 2.4 x 0.6" | 8.5 x 6.2 x 1.5 cm
Price: 207 $ | 190 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: White Metal - turquise
High resolution: Display [0.9 MB, 2101 x 2914 px.]
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