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Bodhisattva Lokeshvara Tsa Tsa

12th - 14th century !

Front Side Side View 1 Side View 2 Detail 1: Stupa Detail 2: Lotus Palm print on ack

This very old Tsa Tsa comes from the region Tsaparang, Guge, Tholing in West Tibet [about 660 miles / 1000 km west of Lhasa].

The Bodhisattva Lokeshvara belongs to the early Bodhisattvas. As a rule it is depicted with a lotus as its most important distinguishing feature. His Tibetan name is Tshenresik, in Sanskrit Avalokiteshvara. This very early Tsa Tsa [12th - 14th century] shows him in his form as Lokeshvara. His depiction in the relaxed sitting position [Lilasana] is based on the ancient Indian tradition.

From his left hand, which is supported on the throne, a lotus flower emerges, which opens over his left shoulder. His hand lying on his right knee shows the gesture of giving [Varadamudra].

To the left of it is a stupa in the form of the nirvana stupa.

The Tibetan characters that frame him in the shape of an arch are barely decipherable. Presumably, it is his mantra.

The Tsa Tsa was probably repainted in more recent times.

This Tsa Tsa was consecrated. Details ...

Origin: Western Tibet - appr. 12th - 14th century


PropertyValue
Measurements: 2.6 x 2.4 x 1 " | 6,5 x 6,0 x 2,5 cm
Price: 218 $ | 190 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
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