Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Very old Vajrakila Tsa Tsa

11th - 12th cent.

Vajrakila [Tib. རྡོ་རྗེ་གཞོན་ནུ་ - Dorje Shönnu] is a Heruka archetype deity with three faces and six arms. He is also known as Vajrakilaya and Vajrakumara. He is the deity of the magic phurba dagger, a symbol of the sharp point of wisdom fixed immobile on goodness by the power of one- pointed concentration. It is used to pin down demonic influences in the process of taming them and teaching to reform their ways.

His name reflects the power of buddha-wisdom to transfix the destructive self-habbit of ignorant beings.

Vajrakumara is depicted here with three heads, six arms and four legs [the back two are mostly covered].

He holds a vajra in each of his two left hands and a trident in each of his two right hands. His symbol of the Phurbu dagger is embraced with the two lower right and left hands.

It concerns with representation Vajrakilas an old form which is no longer to be found after the 12th century in Tibet. In this respect there is no doubt about the high age of the Tsa Tsas.

Age: probably 11th to 12th cent. - Ming Dynasty

Measurements: 2.4 x 2.2 x 1.2 " | 6.2 x 5.6 x 3.1 cm
Price: 218 $ | 190 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
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