Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Wise Man / Old Hermit Sage Tsa Tsa

tshe-ring drug-'khor

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Two Gazelles Two Hamsa Birds & River

This this very unusual Tsa Tsa shows an ancient Buddhist wise hermit sitting in a cave. As a «wise man» he is a symbol for longevity.

There are «six companions of long life» [Tibetan: tshe-ring drug-'khor] in the Tibetan iconography. They are depicted on this tsa tsa:

1. Wise hermit2. Tree
3. Two gazelles4. Two hamsa birds
5. Two fish6. River

Due to age, not all of them are easy to recognise today.

The material is not fired clay as is usual with tsa tsa. The colourfully painted votive tablet was carved from a hard stone-like material.

Origin and age: Mongolia, ca. 18th - 19th century.

Measurements: 3.8 x 3.3 x 1.7" | 9.7 x 8.5 x 4.3 cm
Price: on request
High resolution: Display [1.1 MB, 2087 x 2443 px.]
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Stone-like hard material, no burned clay