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This is an antique Tibetan Buddhist ga'u or reliquary box. Traditionally these are filled with some sacred objects, relics and the like, and then worn on a cord around the neck as a sort of religious talisman. They are typically ornate and make for attractive jewelry but they are in fact a mobile shrine, and one with protective properties.

This ga'u is silver with ornate filigree design work and inset semi-precious. The box is empty now, but it would have been filled with relics and talismans with spiritual and protective powers. Condition is very good with expected signs of wear.

 

ITEM NAME:   Tibetan Gau 
ITEM CODE:   HMA-24
PRICE:   Email
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STATUS:   SOLD
PEOPLE/REGION:   Tibet
MATERIALS:   Silver, copper back, turquoise and coral
AGE:   early 20th c
SIZE:   4" wide x 3" high
 

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