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Two Antique Tibetan Gaus or Reliquary Amulets with Lama Statue


 
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Our Price: £450.00

Product Code: GAU0346456888

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This is a very interesting pair of gaus from Tibet that are strung on a wide braided cotton cord to allow them to be worn comfortably across the body. They were found together in this way and have been left in their original found condition. The largest gau is crafted from copper and is decorated with Auspcious Symbols and has a viewing window. Inside the gau is a wooden votive statue that shows signs of considerable age (believed to be much older than the gau). The Lama sits in full lotus posture and holds a skull cup in his left hand and there are faint traces of red paint on his robes. His right arm has long since been lost and perhaps once held a Vajra or was in the mudra of teaching. The base of the statue has been sealed with pitch, so it has clearly been consecrated and most likely filled with a roll of mantras.The round gau has a copper back and has a silver filigree front and is inlaid with blue glass to substitute turquoise. Inside is contained a printed page of a sadhana in Tibetan script.

Origin: Tibet
Age of gaus 19th C (The wooden votive statue is believed to be much earlier)
Gau condition: Very Good with minor weathering and patina commensurate with age.
largest measures 85 mm x 55 mm
smallest measures 55 mm x 19 mm (depth)

wooden statue measure 76 mm x 52 mm


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