Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Buddha Akshobhya Tsa Tsa [2]

This small square Tsa Tsa shows Buddha Akshobhya [Tibetan: མི་བསྐྱོད་པ - mi bskyod pa] on a single layered lotus throne on which the two elephants assigned to him are depicted. Between the two elephants a Dorje / Vajra is depicted. Immediately to the right and left of him inside the arch with the Tibetan letters you can see the mantra OH - AH - HUM [a bit weathered on the right].

Akshobhya is second Thatagata [Dhyani] Buddha. He is represented seated, like other Thatagata-Buddhas, with legs locked and feet apparent [lotus posture]. His left hand lies on his lap in meditation mudra [posture]. His right touches the earth with the tips of the outstretched fingers, the palm turned inward.

This is called bhumisparsa or witness mudra, and is the same pose of the hands that of the historic Buddha Sakyamuni, when representing his invoking the Earth to bear witness that he had resisted the temptation of the Evil Mara.

In his right hand he holds horizontally the symbol of the dorje / vajra assigned to him in Tibetan iconography. This is relatively unusual, because normally he holds this symbol upright in his left hand.

A band of very fine Tibetan characters surrounds him in the shape of an arc. Presumably the text is his personal mantra.

Measurements: 2 x 1.8 x 1" | 5.0 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
Price: 97 $ | 90 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
High resolution: Display [0.3 MB, 990 x 990 px.]
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