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 Fish & 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 hermit
2. Tree
3. Two gazelles
4. Two hamsa birds
5. River
6. Two fish

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
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Stone-like Material