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Large Avalokiteshvara Simhanada Tsa Tsa with four stupas

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This large [2.5" | 10 cm] Tsa Tsa shows Simhanada [a manifestation of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara]. His primary activity is to remove sickness and disease especially illness caused by nagas [snakes]. He Tibetan name is «seng ge dra chen re zi» in Tibet. He is also known as the «Lion’s Roar All-Seeing Lord». Accordingly, a lion [seated on a simple lotus throne] is depicted below him. Simhanada is also seated on a single lotus throne.

As a rule, he is depicted with a lotus as his most significant identifying feature. This is also true for his incarnation as «Simhanada» depicted here. From his lotus throne springs a lotus flower, from which two blossoms open over his left shoulder. In addition, he still carries an unopened lotus bud in his right hand.

He has one face, two hands, and three peaceful eyes. The palm is supported on the moon seat. Simhanada is encircled with a white Brahmin string necklace.

His alternate Names are: «Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika»

Four Stupas can be seen to the right and left of him.

The heavily weathered, illegible inscription suggests a script similar to the Indian Kutila script used from the 8th - 12th centuries. This would fit the estimate of an expert who placed this Tsa Tsa chronologically in the Yuan Dynasty 1279 - 1368. As with almost all temporal estimates of Tsa Tsas, however, this is not

certain and can therefore not be guaranteed.

Origin and Age: Tibet, appr. 12th - 14th cent. [uncertain determination]

Measurements: 3.9 x 2.6 x 1.8 " | 10.0 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Price: 347 $ | 295 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
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