About this object

Small copper ga'u in the shape of a portable shrine. The front is covered with repousse foliage decoration. The ga'u has been opened. A small brass figure of a seated Green Tara is within the ga'u. The figure is surrounded by a triple mandorla.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Container
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century
  • Materials
    Copper; Brass
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Before 1936
  • Measurements
    98 mm x 117 mm x 27 mm; 3 7/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 1 1/16 in
  • Related people

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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