About this object

A woman's ga'u or amulet box decorated with shaped and polished pieces of turquoise, strung with fake dzi and coral beads and large pieces of turquoise, glass beads, a pieces of coral and a button. The ga'u is in the shape of two intersecting squares which symbolise two crossed dorjes.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Personal Ornament; Container
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang: Lhasa
  • Date made
    1920 - 1964
  • Materials
    Coral; Glass; White Metal; Turquoise; String; Plastic; Wax
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From The Tibet Society
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    262 mm x 112 mm x 26 mm
  • Note
    This style was fashionable in Lhasa in the first half of the 20th century.
Object view = Humanities
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