A fine quality antique Tibetan gau. This piece is hand crafted from hand hammered silver with a copper back. It has lovely silver and gilt chased scrollwork around the central turquoise cabochon mount. The raised gilt centre is in the form of a stylised vajra. The top and bottom have the traditional suspension holes so that it can be strung on cord. This is certainly one of the nicest examples of its type that we have offered.
Gaus of this type were traditionally worn as a protective amulet, however, it would also make a lovely container or shrine gau for sacred relics or precious items. The back removes to allow for easy storing of sacred items.
Late 19th C
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Material: Silver, Gilt and copper.
height = 64 mm
width = 47 mm
depth = 32 mm