A Gilt Bronze Garuda Finial
A Gilt Bronze Garuda Finial Tibet, 13th/14th Century The mythical bird expressively cast with large beak and paws, its curled wings outstretched with feathers rendered in elaborate foliate swirls, thickly cast from high copper content bronze and richly gilt
Tibetan Symbols: The Eight Auspicious Symbols
Buddhism's eight auspicious symbols: 1) Parasol - denotes royalty and spiritual power; symbolizes protection from the heat of spiritually harmful forces and suffering. 2) Golden Fishes - denotes good fortune, fertility and salvation. 3) Treasure Vase - denotes spiritual and material abundance. 4) Lotus Flower - denotes mental and spiritual purity and is a reminder of the Buddha's teachings.
Silver, brass, coral, Tibet Description This is a typical tibetan g'au worn for traveling and to protect the owner .As texts say it is supposed to frighten hungry ghosts and evil spirits.Althought it is a collector's item it is also wearable and can be set up on the proper way... Weight:154,3gr Width:Pend : 2,17inch