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Antique Round Tibetan Buddhist Gau Silver Repousse
Please refer to our stock # T when inquiring.
This Tibetan gau (aka prayer box) is actually a small shrine. When not being worn as an ornament during festivals, it would be kept in the prayer niche of the family home. The back of the box slides open. Frequently, a special prayer i.e. sutra pages would be placed inside. The small glass window at the front displays a Tsa tsa, which is a clay statue of a Buddhist Deity. These statues were made only by the monks and considered to be a holy relic. This antique gau has a front piece of silver with a deep repousse design of Tibettan Buddhist Ritual symbols. This gau is approx 5.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches thick. It has its original cloth cover but the stap is missing
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