Tibetan Travel Amulet (Gau)
This is a unique antique Tibetan Gau which is a Tibetan buddhist amulet container or prayer box. Usually worn as jewelry. A ritualistic object believed to provide protection from evil(bad spirit). Gau box are portable shrines in which images of the owner’s personal deities are kept together with other sacred objects.
Circa: 17th Century
Material: Copper and Brass
Height: 7” width: 5.5”, Weight: 1.13 kg