Amulet Box Lid


From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Ga'u
Object Number 2015-16-1.1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Buddhist
Provenience Tibet
Section Asian
Materials Silver | Turquoise
Iconography Lotus Bud

Woman's double-square amulet box (ga'u). This amulet box would have been worn, suspended by a strap or sash, for protection against evil. The central motif is a stylized lotus bud with elaborate filigree work and semi-precious stones. It holds a Tibetan prayer printed on a folded piece of paper.

Height 1.3 cm
Length 8.1 cm
Width 7.3 cm
Credit Line Gift of Lynn W. Williams, 2015

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