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Antique Tibetan Gau with Small Statue


 
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Our Price: £300.00

Product Code: TANGAU23

Description
 
A traditional silver and copper traveling gau with auspicious symbols. It has a window to view a small gilded copper statue of an unknown deity. A single piece of turquoise remains in the headress and gilt remains on the front of the body. The deity is attached to a cushioned backrest by copper wire and also sits on a cushion to allow easy viewing in the window. This is an unusual piece because gaus are rarely discovered with their original contents. The statue may actually pre-date the gau. A collectible piece from a bygone age.

Origin: Tibet, Himalayas
Condition: Good with some corrosion and pitting to the copper at the back.
Age: 19th century or earlier

height of deity approx 60 mm
height of gau approx 100 mm (4 inches)
depth of gau approx 40 mm
width of gau appox 70 mm


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