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Gau

Description

Gau (amulet box) of silver, oval with floral design and inset turquoise, with stylised dorje at base, and with attached cord of turquoise and coral beads, worn by a woman for spiritual protection: India, Sikkim, Lachen, Tibetan, 19th century AD

Museum reference

A.1907.423

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Gau, Necklace

Production information

Lachen, Sikkim, India, South Asia

Date

19th century

Style / Culture

Tibetan

Materials

Silver, Turquoise, Coral

Physical description

Silver and turquoise; coral and turquoise

Associations

Le Mesurier Collection

Exhibitions

  • Living Lands (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories (14 Nov 2008 - 01 Jan 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

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