charm case

Amulet case, ga'u, formed of a decorated cover which fits over a plain base. The cover is made of silver and has a scalloped shape with elaborate filigree decoration on top and inlaid with turquoise. At the top of the cover is a cylindrical loop formed of four rounded segments. Below is a scroll shaped element with three rounded segments and faceted points, with a loop below. The base is made of copepr alloy and is plain.

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