About this object

Circular silver ga'u decorated with engravings of the eight auspicious symbols, surrounded by foliage in the Bhutanese style. The base is sealed with a thin brass disc which has a repousse double dorje in the centre. Contents are intact, including an arch-shaped tsa tsa of Manjushri and green silk cloth. The window is covered with a broken piece of glass.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang
  • Date made
    1949 about
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Clay; Glass; Silver; Brass
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Hugh E Richardson
  • Collector
    Hugh E Richardson
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    60 mm x 75 mm x 17 mm; 2 3/8 in x 2 15/16 in x 11/16 in
  • Related people
    Hugh E Richardson ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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