Small Tibetan Prayer Box & Portable Shrine     c.1900

Small Tibetan Prayer Box & Portable Shrine c.1900

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920: Item # 782523
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This is a small, antique Tibetan copper & white metal or silver prayer box and /or portable shrine (Gao) with a small gold colored seated Buddha statue inside.

It dates circa 1890-1930.

It measures 3 1/3 inches tall by 3 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches in depth.

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

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

It is part of a small collection of antique Asian silver artifacts that were acquired a while ago. Please check our other listings to see additional items from this small but select collection that we are currently offering for sale.