Tibetan Khampa Style Gau amulet box.

This beautiful large antique Tibetan gau amulet box displays the typical Tibetan decorative effect where one metal is overlaid on another, brass on copper base, with wood lining. The top brass face plate etched with the auspicious and protective emblem of a double Vajra. This gau is in the Khamdo style and shows all the wear of long usage, it being the perfect wearable protective amulet for a man of the assertive Kham peoples. I would date it as 19th or 18th century. It measures 4x 3 ½ inches (10x 9 cm) and weighs 18 ounces 480 g. £225

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