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Old Clay Tibetan Tantric Buddhist Trilogy Tsa Tsa

Shakyamuni - Akshobhya - Padmasambhava

This ancient larger Tsa Tsa depicts the historical Buddha Shayamuni [top], Akshobhya [left] and Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava [right]. All three sit on a single layered lotus throne with petals turned upward.

This trilogy, relatively unusual in its composition, depicts the two most important historic personalities for Tibetan Buddhism and the head of the Buddhas of the Vajra family. These are the historical Buddha Shayamuni as the original founder of the teaching and Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava as the founder of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. He is also regarded and revered in Tibet as the 'second Buddha.'

Akshobhya [Tib.: mi bskyod pa] is one of the five Tathagata [or Dhyani Buddhas]. He is the head of the Buddhas of the Vajra family. The buddhas of the Vajra family are associated with the disturbing feeling of anger and, when one meditates on the forms of this family, transforms it into mirror-like wisdom.

His cardinal point is the east. His Pure Land is called Abhirati. The mount of Akshobhya is the elephant [below his lotus throne are accordingly depicted two of them].

Each figure is surrounded by a double beaded aureole. The entire Tsa Tsa is bordered by another larger aureole.

Age: Probably second half of 19th cent.

Measurements: 3.7 x 3.1 x 0.9 " | 9.5 x 8.0 x 2.4 cm
Price: 163 $ | 145 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Dark Clay
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