This Tsa Tsa Mold inset and wired in a wooden block with hammered head is 13 cm high.
The large, massive Tsa Tsa mold impresses with its mass and workmanship. You can see from the wooden head that the stamp was in use for many years and many Tsa Tsas were made with it. Thousands of hammer blows have knocked the head end wide.
The brass stamp was worked into a large block of wood and hardwired into it.
This is a truly exceptional mold that is almost no longer offered anywhere today. Comparable molds have been firmly integrated into existing collections of museums and private collectors.
Through years of use of the mold, the sharpness of the surface has suffered somewhat. One can no longer say with certainty which deity is depicted. It is certain that it is a multi-armed representation. Probably it is a four-armed Bodhisatva Avalokitesvara representation, but this is not certain.
The age is probably in the 18th or 19th century.
Comparison with a very similar mold of Bonhams Auction House.
|Measurements:||5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1" | 13 x 10 x 8 cm|
|High resolution:||Display [0.7 MB, 2212 x 2290 px.]|
|Shipment:||Parcel Service from Germany|
|Material:||Brass, Wood, Wire|
|Age:||17th / 18th cent,|