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Two Tibetan Buddhist Reliquary Pendants, 19th Century

Item Details

Two Tibetan Buddhist gau pendants each holding a tsa tsa of Mahakala. Gau hold sacred objects and function as miniature portable shrines that can be carried or worn as pendants. Contained in each of these is a hand painted tsa tsa, a clay relief either ritually hand shaped or cast from a mold usually with additional herbs, ash, or other ritual additives or verso inscriptions. They are created as part of practicing Dharma and commonly depict aspects of the Buddha but can also show other deities and lamas. These each depict Mahakala, a protector deity.

Item Type: Tsa Tsa, Gau, Reliquary
Religion or Sect: Tibetan Buddhism
Subject: Mahakala
Materials: Metal, Glass, Clay
Period: Antique
Date: 19th Century
Origin: Tibet

Terms & Conditions

Condition

- small chip to lower left corner of glass of one object; minor abrasions, cracks, and wear to paint and clay; discoloration to metal of gaus.

Dimensions

1.5" W x 2.25" H x 0.75" D

- measurement of one.

Item #

ITMG525470

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