High quality old painted clay Amitayus tsa tsa of a Bodhisattva of long life on a single layered lotus throne and a one inch custom base. It is the finest classic type Mongolian Bodhisattva Tsa Tsa.
The Tsa Tsa possesses a near magical beauty, charisma and liveliness. Amitayus has a lively, expressive face with detailed features. His aura of emanating energetic contrasts with his calm inner strength and and sublimely idealistic face. A masterpiece extremely rarely found in this form and design.
Amitayus, the Buddha of Infinite Life, is synonymous with Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light, and resides in the heavenly abode of Sukhavati, also known as the »Western Pure Land«. He is known in Japan as »Amida«,
Both Amitayus and Amitabha are essentially the same entity manifesting in different forms - the former appearing as a Bodhisattva and the latter as a Buddha.
The casting is crisp, painting fine, and the figure is exquisite. There is some minor paint loss and repainting as seen in the photos. The custom stand was just made.
Amitayus is seated in dhyanasana position, with his hands in dhyana mudra. His head is crowned behind a five-leafed tiara and the figure framed by a flaming mandorla.
The style and form suggest that the Tsa Tsa originated in the imperial workshops of the Sino-Manchurian Emperor Qianlong [1711-1799], who was known for his friendliness toward Buddhism.
Origin: China - 18th century
|Measurements:||4.1 x 2.8 x 1.2" | 10.4 x 7.0 x 3.0 cm|
|Shipment:||Parcel Service from Germany|
|Material:||Painted Burned Clay|
|High resolution:||Display [4.3 MB, 2392 x 2929 px.]|