Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques


Filled Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava Gau

Buddhist amulet box

Large Padmasambhava Gau with window Side View Back Open Gau Four armed Padmasambhava Tsa Tsa Detail of the Mantra Paper

The window of this unusual copper-colored case is made of brass. In the middle at the top is a Dorje / Vajra. Below the window opening we see a bowl with lucky pearls flanked by two gazelles.

Silver-coloured 'Tibetan Lucky Symbols' are engraved on the front. The back shows the Kalachakra Mantra.

On both sides of the opening two Hamsa birds can be seen. The hamsa is an aquatic bird of passage, such as a goose or a swan. Its icon is used in Indian and Southeast Asian culture as a spiritual symbol and a decorative element.

At the lower end, two gazelles are shown. It is a reminder of Buddha's first sermon after his enlightenment in the gazelle grove of Sarnath.

The inner filling consists of small Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava Tsa Tsa, ancient prayer flags, a hand-written paper with mantras and consecrated seeds.

The light orange color of the tsa tsa is falsified on the first image. Detail 6 shows the actual color value better.


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Measurements: 5.1 x 5.1 x 2.6" | 13.0 x 13.0 x 6.5 cm
Price: 258 $ | 245 €
Material: Dark Copper with Brass
Age: Early 20th cent.
High resolution: Display [0.5 MB, 1511 x 1700 px.]
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