About this object

A man's silver ga'u in the shape of a shrine, decorated with the Eight Auspicious Buddhist Emblems, a bowl of precious jewels and a tsipa at the base in the centre.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Container
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Silver
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    Frederick Marshman Bailey
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1928 before
  • Measurements
    95 mm x 120 mm x 60 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: In the 1953 inventory card the ga'u is noted as containing a 60mm high brass statue of Green Tara and a yellow, painted silk cover for a thangka, which is recording on 22/12/98 during a documentation project as missing. Written by Emma Martin
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  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

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