About this object

A woman's rectangular ga'u. The front of the case is covered in filigree decoration with additional settings of turquoise leaf-like settings. The ga'u is suspended from a necklace made from a series of imitation dzi beads, bakerlite or plastic and glass red beads.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Container; Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Yarn Wool; Bead; Glass; Silver; Stone; Turquoise; String
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Norah L Coltart
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    200 mm x 165 mm x 12 mm
Object view = Humanities
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