Lot: 110

86th Tribal Art Auction

Buddhist amulet container "gau"


Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
collected in 1978 H: 5.7 inch;
B: 4.3 inch
200 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

copper/silver metal sheet, detailed front partly openworked and finely chased (flowers, Buddhist symbols of good fortune), glazed opening in the centre, eyelets on both sides, old age patina; these prayer boxes are used to store personal amulets and other objects. The box originally was contained in a properly shaped fabric bag provided with suspension belt and was worn around the neck like jewellry. The amulet containers should ward off evil spirits.