About this object

A simple triple arch-shaped ga'u with repousse work decoration to the front panel, showing the flaming jewels, surrounded by scrolling foliage designs. At either side of the ga'u are two square lug handles that still have thin strips of chamois leather attached to them. Contents are missing.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Copper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1932 before
  • Measurements
    92 mm x 89 mm x 25 mm; 3 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in x in
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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