Amulet box

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Portable amulet box ghau
Central Asia, Tibet
Copper alloy

Donor unknown
Museum number 9999-1318-1

A ghau is a portable shrine in which an image of the owner's personal deity is kept wrapped in silk cloth. At home the ghau is kept on an altar, but when travelling was fastened to the owner's belt. This ghau holds a figure of Green Tara and a roll of printed mantras.

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