About this object

Small ga'u in the form of a portable shrine. The front is decorated with a beaten copper, of mountains, water and scrolling designs. The front window is covered with a piece of glass and the back panel slides up and is removable. The contents have been removed.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Container
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Copper Alloy; Metal Gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1939 before
  • Measurements
    44 mm x 44 mm x 22 mm; 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 7/8 in
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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