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 repousse work in raised relief in a dense pattern of foliage and flowers, a style popular in Bhutan. The Eight Auspicious Symbols in copper gilt are attached to the front of the ga'u and the window into the box is also finished with a border of copper gilt.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Container
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Glass; Textile Silk; Silver; Metal Gilt; Copper; Paper Plant
  • 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
    135 mm x 110 mm x 50 mm
Object view = Humanities
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