Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques


Very large Tsa Tsa Mold with a massive woodblock handle

Twenty-Five Deities

Total View Brass Mold Detail Detail Detail Detail Hammered Head

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 specimen that is almost no longer offered anywhere today. Comparable stamps have been firmly integrated into existing collections of museums and private lovers of Tibetan Asian artifacts as gazetteers for several years. As a matter of principle, museums do not sell anything from their collections. If they are still offered very sporadically, it is almost always due to the liquidation of estates.

Through years of use of the mold, the sharpness of the stamp 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.


PropertyValue
Measurements: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 " | 13 x 10 x 8 cm
Price: on request
Download: High resolution [0.7 MB, 2212 x 2290 px.]
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Brass, Wood, Wire