Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Five Stupa Tsa Tsa

8th - 12th century !

Front Side Side View 1 Side View 2 Palm print on Back

This very old Tsa Tsa shows five stupas / tchörten. The three lower stupas stand on a single layered lotus base. The stepped stupa is festooned with flying banners.

The main stupa is festooned with flying banners at the top. The three lower stupas are are connected to each other at their base. The main stupa is festooned with flying banners at the top.

Around the stupas runs an arched band of writing whose signs resemble the Indian Kutila script that was used during time of the 8th - 12th century. This is according to the given estimation of the Tsa Tsa, however, this is not certain and can therefore not be guaranteed.

This Tsa Tsa is an unusually thick example. This becomes clear when the depth [1.2 inches | 3.0 cm] is compared with its height [2.2 inches | 5.5 cm]. The depth is more than half of the height of the Tsa Tsa. In the past, Tsa Tsas were often made thicker to avoid breakage and to increase stability. Over the centuries the manufacturing process was improved so they could be made thinner but with the same stability.

Similar Tsa Tsa at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

More Information regarding Stupas

Measurements: 2.2 x 2 x 1.2" | 5.5 x 5.2 x 3.0 cm
Price: 205 $ | 190 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
High resolution: Display [0.8 MB, 2324 x 2356 px.]
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