Tibetan ABHAYA PROTECTION BUDDHA Gau Ghau Prayer Box Shrine in Cloth Case
Here we have the Tibetan ABHAYA BUDDHA Ghau. A Ghau Prayer Box is a case (3″wide X 3.75″tall X 1.5″deep) that Tibetans carry as a portable shrine. Protected by silk/cotton cloth cover with carrying strap measuring about 30 inches long. This gesture is one of the of protection, reassurance, & blessing. In Sanskrit “Abhaya” means fearlessness.
This portable shrine known as Gau or Ghau is a traditional Sacred Dharma Object in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. One may place the personal Deity of choice in the center and it opens in back for other Sacred object to be held. Closes with Brass Lotus Button. Age unknown. Origin: Tibet. Iconology on the front top/sides are the EIGHT AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS of Tibetan Buddhism and on the bottom is MAHAKALA protection wrathful Deity. Material: Silver front with Copper back. Condition is very good. Truly a rare find at a reasonable price. Namaste!