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Filled Maitreya Gau

Buddhist Amulet Box

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This Gau shows the Buddha of the future Maitreya in his typical sitting posture.

His mantra Mantra »om mai tri ma ha mai tri mai tri ye sva ha« can be seen in a semicircle around him.

One of the characteristics of Buddha Maitreya is his seated posture [bhadrasana]. This posture of benevolence, with both legs pendant, resting on a small support looks like the European sitting posture.

The strongly worn surface shows that this gau has closely been worn to the body for ages. Presumably it is that old that it has multiply been passed on from father to son or from mother to daughter.

Inside there is a small metal Buddha statue, prayer flag remains, and blessed seeds.

Measurements: 1.7 x 1.7 x 0.8" | 4.4 x 4.3 x 2.0 cm
Price: 40 $ | 38 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Copper
Age: Late 19th cent.
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