Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

G a u s / G a os

Amulet boxes or Ga'u made of copper and brass were used to protect the wearers from evil in everyday life. Especially, when traveling. They were with rolled prayers and blessed or sacred objects [small statues, Tsa Tsas or Tsaglis = small thangkas]. They were worn on a belt or sash over the shoulder or around the waist while traveling.

However, there are also larger Gaus that are not worn on the body. One finds them on house altars.

Guru Dragpo Gau
1. Guru Dragpo Gau
Mantra Letter 'A'
2. Mantra Letter 'A'
Kalachakra [1]
3. Kalachakra [1]
4. Padmasambhava
Riding Dharmapala
5. Riding Dharmapala
Two connected Gaus
6. Two connected Gaus
Square Gau
7. Square Gau
Green Tara
8. Green Tara
Bodhisattva Maitreya
9. Bodhisattva Maitreya
Double Vajra
10. Double Vajra
Silver Gau
11. Silver Gau
Kalachakra [2]
12. Kalachakra [2]