Tuesday, 15 June 2010

A Bhutia woman, Sikhim. Wearing several 
necklaces comprised of coral, amber, dZi 
and gau amulets. c.1868 to 1875

Monday, 7 June 2010

A very small copper statue of an unknown Tibetan guru. One hand is in the earth touching mudra and the other appears to be holding a dharma text. Faint traces of gilt remain. This rupa may have been placed inside a gau (portable shrine) or possibly housed inside another statue or stupa. The underside is hollow to allow for the placement of sacred substances and mantras. 27.63 mm x 18.75 mm