About this object

A man's silver ga'u or amulet box containing a photograph of the Historical Buddha. The front of the ga'u is decorated with Bhutan style repousse work in raised relief in a dense pattern of foliage and flowers, with a kirtimukha (face of glory) at the base. The Eight Auspicious Symbols in copper gilt are attached to the front of the ga'u.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Tibetan; Bhutanese
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Glass; Silver; Metal Gilt; Copper
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From The Tibet Society
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London
  • Date collected
    1964 before
  • Measurements
    192 mm x 163 mm x 70 mm
Object view = Humanities
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