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Green Tara Tsa Tsa [1]

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This green Tsa Tsa shows twentyone White Taras inside a cusped-arch.

Two stupas are shown next to the central larger tara in the second row from top right and left.

Green Tsa Tsas are extremely rare. The reasons that led the manufacturer to choose this colour are unknown.

The copy is extraordinarily finely worked. Unfortunately there has been some colour damage on the surface over time.

The whole cusped-arch rectangular shape is bordered by a raised rim, creating a protective frame.

From the tantra known as the 'Twenty-One Praises of Tara' spoken by the Buddha Samantabhadra arises the system of practice with Twenty-one Tara emanations - one for each verse of praise.

Each form of Tara has a specific color and accomplishes a specific activity. Based on that, there are three well known and distinct lineages for the different sets of Twenty-one Taras: Pandita Suryagupta, Lord Atisha and from the compendium of practices called the the Sadhanasamucchaya. The three lineages do not share the same iconographic forms.

This tsa tsa shows the 21 Taras based on the Suryagupta tradition.

Age: Pobably early 20th cent.

Measurements: 4.3 x 3.5 x 0.7 " | 11.0 x 9.0 x 1.8 cm
Price: 95 $ | 80 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Green painted burned Clay
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