Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Very old Bodhisattva Manjushri Tsa Tsa

12th - 14th cent.

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

This very old tsa tsa shows the Bodhisattva of Wisdom Manjushri on a single layered lotus throne.

Manjushri is sitting on a single layered lotus throne. In his right hand he holds his flaming sword of wisdom, with which he cuts through the roots of ignorance. In Tibetan Buddhism, ignorance is one of the three basic evils of humanity. Manjushri's fight against ignorance therefore has a prominent role in the buddhist teachings. On his left, a square Tibetan book [a manuscript of the Prajnaparamitra Sutra] rests on a lotus flower.

On the right and left side are two small stupas that are connected to him by fine lines.

The heavily weathered, illegible inscription suggests a script similar to the Indian Kutila script that was used from the 8th - 12th centuries. The two small stupas to the left and right of Manjushri are a pretty sure indication of old age. On Tsa Tsas of younger date this symbol is not found.

Measurements: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1" | 5.7 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm
Price: 204 $ | 190 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
Age: 12th - 14th cent.
High resolution: Display [0.9 MB, 2372 x 2755 px.]
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