An image of Amulet box ('gau')

Unknown Artist

Amulet box ('gau')

Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Tibet
Year
circa 18th century-19th century
Media
Ceremonial object
Medium
carved amber plaque, outer edge studded with sky-blue turquoises; wrapped terracotta piece inside box
Dimensions
13.2 x 9.8 x 3.9 (irreg.) :
a - base; 12.9 x 9.3 x 3.8 cm
b - lid; 13 x 9.5 x 4 cm
c - terracotta piece wrapped in cloth inside box; 1.5 x 4 cm
Credit
Gift of J A and H D Sperling 2009. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
263.2009.a-c