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Antique Tibetan Pilgrim's Prayer Box & Portable Shrine

Antique Tibetan Pilgrim's Prayer Box & Portable Shrine


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920: Item # 782467
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This is a Tibetan copper & white metal/silver prayer box or portable shrine (Gao) with a small bronze figure of Ganesh inside.

It dates circa 1890-1930, or possibly earlier.

It also has stitched covers from the early to middle 20th Century.

The front cover is covered with wonderfully hand tooled images, including a Tibetan mythical beast or lion surrounded by Buddhist calligraphy, topped by a flame. The rest of the box is copper, under the protective, stitched cover.

It measures 5 inches tall by 4 1/4 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches in depth.

It is part of a small collection of antique Asian silver artifacts that were originally acquired together. Some of these items will also be offered for sale, now or at a later date.