Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Buddha Akshobhya Tsa Tsa [2]

This small square Tsa Tsa shows Buddha Akshobhya [Tibetan: མི་བསྐྱོད་པ - mi bskyod pa] sitting on a single layered lotus throne. His throne is supported by two elephants, the animal with which he is associated. A Vajra / Dorje is depicted in the middlle between the two elephants. Also red and golden color remains are still to be recognized.

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 left hand he holds vertically a Dorje / Vajra [his symbol assigned to him in Tibetan iconography].

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

The reverse side has a lattice-shaped imprint of a very coarse gauze. This suggests that it was reinforced with cotton immediately after pressing.

Measurements: 2.2 x 2.2 x 1" | 5,5 x 5,5 x 2,5 cm
Price: 81 $ | 75 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
High resolution: Display [0.6 MB, 1554 x 1885 px.]
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