Necklace with Gold Amulet Box (Gau)
Photo Courtesy of Bowers Museum
Festive occasions—like the New Year’s celebration—required formal jewelry. This necklace, made of gold, silver, turquoise and coral, was worn by a nobleman. It includes an amulet box, or gau, which held a Buddhist charm thought to protect the wearer.
Detail: close up view
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