Amulet box or ga'u card

Amulet box or ga'u

1964.232.31

On display

A man's large silver amulet box or ga'u decorated with gilt covered Eight Auspicious Emblems and a wish-granting jewel at the top and a stylised dragon’s head at the bottom. There is a peacock feather visible from the window as the peacock was reputed to swallow poison without harm, the bird and its tail feathers symbolise immortality and the eradication of all spiritual poisons.