Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Small stupa tsa tsa mold

1 2 3 Larger tsa tsa made with a comparable mold

This small Tsa Tsa form is likely to be very old, because it is similar to an old Tsa Tsa from the Ming Dynasty [14th century]. As detail 4, the photograph of this Tsa Tsa is shown here, that was not made with the mold offered here because of the different sizes. However, it is clear that it is identical in terms of style and content. The inscription seen in the Tsa Tsa is the script similar to the Indian Kutila script which was used in the approximately 8th to 12th century.

The age of this object cannot be guaranteed, but the probability of authenticity is quite high. There are a number of reasons for this:

  1. The heavy wear of the mold can be used as a reference to know how old Tsa Tsa is.
  2. The garlands at the top right and left of the top of the stupa are the other indication of an antique tsa tsa mold. Such depictions are usually not found on Tsa Tsas after the 15th century.
  3. Nowadays fakes are also regularly offered in larger numbers on the Internet. One looks for another copy of this small Tsa Tsa mold there however it is pointless.
  4. A forgery can also be excluded for a simple further reason: The form is so small that the effort of producing a copy would not be worthwhile compared to the possible proceeds.

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Measurements: 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.4" | 3.0 x 2.3 x 1 cm
Price: 103 $ | 95 €
Shipment: Registered Letter from Germany
Material: White Metal
Age: Prob. 14th cent.
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