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Eight Lucky Symbols Gau

Large Türquise in center

This very filigree gau shows a heart-shaped Turquise on the front surrounded. Around him are the »Eight Tibetan Lucky Symbols«. Please find more information here. The owner of this gau was thus protected from the dangers of daily life in his daily life and especially when traveling.

At the outer edge, numerous stylized lotus petals form a closed frame around this gau. There are five small red coral beads at the top center and on the sides one below the other.

The gau is a masterpiece of repoussé craftsmanship in which a malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief.

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 undamaged and age has left nearly no traces.

More about the Eight Tibetan Lucky Symbols.


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Measurements: 4.4 x 4.1 x 1.4" | 11.2 x 10.4 x 3.5 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Brass, Cupper & Turquise
Weight: 0.33 lbs | 0.28 kg
Age: Early 20th cent.
High resolution: Display [2.0 MB, 2528 x 3168 px.]