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 hermit
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 stone-like material.
Origin: Mongolia, ca. 18th - 19th century.
|Measurements:||3.8 x 3.3 x 1.7 " | 9.7 x 8.5 x 4.3 cm|
|Shipment:||Parcel Service from Germany|