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CHENRESIG GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A01)

Price: £48 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20 - 70 years approx
Width: 37mm approx
Height: 53mm approx
Depth: 16mm approx

An attractive copper and silver gau shrine box, designed to be worn as an amulet on a strap around the neck, or placed on an altar. The gau is filled and empowered, complete with a metal tsa-tsa of Chenresig.

The gau is in good condition, and is a beautiful sacred object.


OLD PADMASAMBHAVA GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A02)

Price: £112 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 50 - 150 years approx
Width: 93mm approx
Height: 83mm approx
Depth: 35mm approx

An old and very solid, larger gau shrine box, with an image of Padmasambhava on the front.

The gau is in good condition, except for one of the rings through which the thread poasses has been broken off on one side. This does not affect the functionality of the gau. It is a beautiful sacred object.


PADMASAMBHAVA GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A03)

Price: £58 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20 - 70 years approx
Width: 55mm approx
Height: 66mm approx
Depth: 22mm approx

An attractive copper and silver gau shrine box, designed to be worn as an amulet on a strap around the neck, or placed on an altar. The gau is filled and empowered, complete with a pressed clay tsa-tsa of Padmasambhava. There are two leather pouches attatched to the leather cord, these contain dried flowers fromt he mountains, which act as both an offering and a blessed object adding power to the gau.

The gau is in good condition, and is a beautiful sacred object.


OM MANTRA GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A04)

Price: £42 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20 - 70 years approx
Width: 42mm approx
Height: 42mm approx
Depth: 15mm approx

An attractive copper and silver gau shrine box, designed to be worn as an amulet on a strap around the neck, or placed on an altar. The gau is filled, containing a piece of blue cloth, which I imagine came from a sacred source and is part of the blessing power of the gau.

The gau is in good condition, and is a beautiful sacred object.


TUBULAR GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A05)

Price: £42 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10 - 30 years approx
Length: 66mm approx

A gau amulet in the form of a tube with a removeable end. It has the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra on it and loops to suspend it on a cord for wearing arounf the neck. The gau has no contents, so you can add things to it yourself.


MAHAKALA GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A06)

Price: £36 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 20 - 50 years approx
Width: 28mm approx
Height: 39mm approx
Depth: 10mm approx

A round gau with Mahakala on the front. The gau has what looks like dried flowers, which have rather turned to dust over time.


ETERNAL KNOT GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A07)

Price: £36 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 20 - 50 years approx
Width: 24mm approx
Height: 36mm approx
Depth: 11mm approx

A round gau with an eternal knot on one side and the Om mantra on the other. The gau is empty so you can add your own content.


GANESH GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A08)

Price: £36 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 20 - 50 years approx
Width: 28mm approx
Height: 39mm approx
Depth: 10mm approx

A round gau with Ganesh on the front. The gau has what looks like dried flowers, which have rather turned to dust over time.


SUN GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A09)

Price: £36 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 5 - 10 years approx
Width: 28mm approx
Height: 39mm approx
Depth: 10mm approx

A traditional gau, but with an image of the sun on the front, rather than any of the normal Buddhist symbols.


GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A10)

Price: £38 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 20 - 50 years approx
Width: 22mm approx
Height (excluding leather bag): 36mm approx
Depth: 17mm approx

A round gau with a double dorje on the front and the Kalachara mantra on the back. It has a small leather pouch attached which will be full of blessings flowers and other contents. The gau has no contents, so you can add things to it yourself. It is designed to ber worn around the neck as an amulet.


GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A11)

Price: £19 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 5 - 20 years approx
Width: 42mm approx
Height: 49mm approx
Depth: 19mm approx

An empty gau for you to use for your own shrine.


MANJUSHRI GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A12)

Price: £39 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 30 - 70 years approx
Width: 44mm approx
Height: 49mm approx
Depth: 18mm approx

Old copper and silver gau shrine box, designed to be worn as an amulet on a strap around the neck, or placed on an altar. The gau is filled and empowered, complete with a painted tsa-tsa (pressed clay figure) of Manjushri.

The gau is in good condition, and is a beautiful sacred object suitable to be worn or placed on an altar.


GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau Gau A13)

Price: £39 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 30 - 70 years approx
Width: 42mm approx
Height: 54mm approx
Depth: 25mm approx

Old copper and silver gau shrine box, designed to be worn as an amulet on a strap around the neck, or placed on an altar. The gau is filled and empowered, complete with a fragment of a very old tsa-tsa (pressed clay figure) of an unknown figure. It is only a partial frangment and nodount meant something to the person who put it in the gau, but it is impossible to determin who it is of.

The gau is in good condition, and is a beautiful sacred object suitable to be worn or placed on an altar.


SARASVATI GAU SHRINE BOX AMULET (Item No. Gau A14)

Price: £48 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 70 - 150 years approx
Width: 64mm approx
Height: 82mm approx
Depth: 29mm approx

Old copper and silver gau shrine box, designed to be worn as an amulet on a strap around the neck, or placed on an altar. The gau is filled and empowered, complete with a tsa-tsa (pressed clay figure) of the Sarasvati, the goddess of creativity and art, who is shown playing her long neckd lute (vina).

The gau is in dirty, but good condition except during it's life one of the side brackets used for hanging has broken off, and so the gau is now more suited to placing on an altar. It has a glass or thin mica/rockcrystal front over the tsa-tsa.

A beautiful sacred object suitable to be worn or placed on an altar.


Tsa-tsa are images of the Buddha or other Buddhist being, often made from pressed cay, pressed but sometimes from metal or glass. They are often put into gau boxes or placed inside a stupa (chorten) or put directly on an altar or another sacred place. They also had a use as a pilgrimage object collected by pilgrims from shrines they had visited, much like medieval European pilgrim badges - some of which were also pressed fired clay.

In recent times they have become to be highly collected in the west, with old ones of rare design selling for quite high prices.


METAL TSA-TSA OF VAJRAPANI (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A01)

Price: £48 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 30 - 100 years approx
Height: 65mm approx

This tsa-tsa is made of bronze and is in nice condition. A beautiful sacred object that would sit well on your own altar or could be added to your collection of other tsa-tsa.


METAL TSA-TSA OF THE BUDDHA (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A01)

Price: £30 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 10 - 100 years approx
Height: 47mm approx

This tsa-tsa is made of metal and is in nice condition. A beautiful sacred object that would sit well on your own altar or could be added to your collection of other tsa-tsa.


TSA-TSA OF DZAMBHALA (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A02)

Price: £49 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 10 - 100 years approx
Width: 104mm approx

Height: 110mm approx
Depth: 26mm approx

Loverly, large painted, pressed clay tsa-tsa of DZAMBHALA the wealth Buddha. It is very happily free standing and can be placed easily on an altar.

This tsa-tsa is nice condition. A beautiful sacred object that would sit well on your own altar or could be added to your collection of other tsa-tsa.


METAL TSA-TSA OF MANJUSHRI (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A03)

Price: £18 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 10 - 100 years approx
Width: 22mm approx

Height: 27mm approx
Depth: 4mm approx

This tiny metal tsa-tsa of Manjushri the Boddhisatva of Wisdom is in nice condition,it is small enough to put into a small gau shrine box if you wished.


TSA-TSA (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A04)

Price: £12 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 10 - 100 years approx
Width: 42mm approx

Height: 41mm approx
Depth: 9mm approx

This pressed clay tsa-tsa is nice condition. A beautiful sacred object that would sit well on your own altar or could be added to your collection of other tsa-tsa.


TSA-TSA (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A05)

Price: £12 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 10 - 100 years approx
Width: 60mm approx

Height: 67mm approx
Depth: 14mm approx

This pressed clay tsa-tsa is nice condition. A beautiful sacred object that would sit well on your own altar or could be added to your collection of other tsa-tsa.


TSA-TSA (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A06)

Price: £12 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 10 - 100 years approx
Width: 39mm approx

Height: 49mm approx
Depth: 11mm approx

This pressed clay tsa-tsa is nice condition. A beautiful sacred object that would sit well on your own altar or could be added to your collection of other tsa-tsa.


TSA-TSA (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A07)

Price: £12 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 10 - 100 years approx
Width: 42mm approx

Height: 42mm approx
Depth: 9mm approx

This pressed clay tsa-tsa is nice condition. A beautiful sacred object that would sit well on your own altar or could be added to your collection of other tsa-tsa.


TSA-TSA (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A08)

Price: £12 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 10 - 100 years approx
Width: 60mm approx

Height: 67mm approx
Depth: 13mm approx

This pressed clay tsa-tsa is nice condition. A beautiful sacred object that would sit well on your own altar or could be added to your collection of other tsa-tsa.


TSA-TSA (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A09)

Price: £12 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 10 - 100 years approx
Width: 55mm (2.3 inches) approx

Height: 67mm (2.8 inches) approx
Depth: 13mm (0.4 inches) approx

This pressed clay tsa-tsa is nice condition. A beautiful sacred object that would sit well on your own altar or could be added to your collection of other tsa-tsa.


TSA-TSA (Item No. Tsa-Tsa A10)

Price: £12 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 10 - 100 years approx
Width: 59mm (2.4 inches) approx

Height: 67mm (2.8 inches) approx
Depth: 13mm (0.4 inches) approx

This pressed clay tsa-tsa is nice condition. A beautiful sacred object that would sit well on your own altar or could be added to your collection of other tsa-tsa.