Gem Gao Box

$ 289.00


An ancient Tibetian amulet, Gao boxes are portable shrines in which images of the owner’s personal deities are kept, together with other sacred objects. They were intended to be a part of daily Buddhist ritual, regardless of where the day may take you. You can still open the back and hold meaningful amulets or heirlooms. It is a beautiful and unique presentation from the late 19th c. yet remains perfectly wearable today.

Material: Silver, gold gilding, copper, glass, turquoise

Measurements: 3" L x 2.25" W x .5" H

Age: C. 1890


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