Amulet box / ga'u card

Amulet box / ga'u

56.27.228
Small copper gilt ga'u in the form of a portable shrine. The front panel is made from silver and is covered with repousse decoration, including the eight auspicious Buddhist symbols and foliage. There is a beaded edge to the outer and inner edge. The decoration is in the style of central Tibet. The back panel is made from copper and remains pinned in place. The contents are intact and include a paper mantra and a piece of red cloth, which are placed behind a brass plaque of Chenrezi that has been gilded. The front window of the ga'u is covered with a broken piece of glass.