Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Old Tsa Tsa Shrine

Thirty-Six different embedded Tsa Tsas

Three Arhats Buddha Shakyamuni with disciples Four Arhats Back

About thirty-six different Tsa Tsas are embedded in this massive wooden shrine. The whole cusped-arch rectangular shape is bordered by a raised rim, creating a protective frame.

In the center, there is a Tsa Tsa of the historical Buddhda Shakyamuni. Alongside there are two disciples Sariputra and Maudgalyayana known to be Buddha’s main disciples. His special importance is emphasized by his size compared to the other Tsa Tsas. In addition, the area of this central tsa tsa was originally visually enhanced by gold dust. Some remains of it are still visible today.

He is surrounded by numerous Arhat representations. In the lowest row there are also Tsa Tsas of the four Lokapalas.

In the top two rows, among others, the eight »Surgata Stupas« can be seen as small Tsa Tsas. Because of the sizes it is unfortunately difficult to identify. The assignments in the overview page are therefore uncertain.

Here you will find a detailed so far still incomplete overview. We are working to make further determinations.

Tsa Tsa shrines are rarely found today. Often these shrines show Tsa Tsas that were more or less randomly combined. This is not the case, because undoubtedly, each Tsa Tsa was designed and inserted specifically for this shrine.

The state of preservation is relatively good. Not a single Tsa Tsa is broken or no longer firmly inserted. The wood of the shrine has some superficial paint chipping. Von meinem iPhone gesendet.

Measurements: 11.6 x 8.9 x 1.8" | 29.5 x 22.7 x 4.5 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Wood, painted burned clay
Weight: 2.1 lbs - 0.95 kg
Age: 19th cent.
High resolution: Display [0.8 mb, 1385 x 1800 px.]