Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques


Large Avalokiteshvara Simhanada Tsa Tsa with four stupas

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This large [2.5" | 10 cm] Tsa Tsa shows Simhanada [Tib.: སེངྒེ་སྒྲའི་ seng ge sgra'i]. He is a manifestation of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara]. His primary activity is to remove sickness and disease especially illness caused by nagas [snakes]. He is also known as the "Lion’s Roar All-Seeing Lord". Accordingly, a lion [standing on a simple lotus throne] is depicted below him.

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 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 Name is: "Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika"

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

The heavily weathered and illegible inscription is the script similar to the Indian Kutila script which was used in the 8th to 12th century. This is according to the given estimation of the Tsa Tsa, however, this is not certain and can therefore not be guaranteed.

PropertyValue
Measurements: 3.9 x 2.6 x 1.8" | 10.0 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
High resolution: Display [0.6 MB, 1558 x 2348 px.]