A magnificent antique Tibetan gau with large coral mount. This piece is hand crafted from silver and it has a hand hammered brass back. It has lovely crisp silver chased scrollwork around the central coral cabochon. The top and bottom have the traditional suspension holes so that it can be strung on cord. A beautiful example!
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 the easy storing of sacred items.
Late 19th C
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Material: Silver, coral, brass
height (including suspension holes) = 73 mm
width = 56 mm
depth = 32 mm