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Rare Sino Tibetan Clay Tsa Tsa Tablet

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $200 - $300

Buyer's premium: 25%

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East Java, Indonesia, 19th to 20th century AD. Clay press molded plaque for charm Gao box, used as a devotional tablet for consecrations and prayer. Often depicting fierce multi-armed tantric deities. This piece is likely Avolikteshvara – who symbolizes compassion and the promise of release from suffering in Buddhism. Size 3 1/2" H x 2 1/4" W, 4 1/4" H on included stand. See "Tibet a Lost World" by Valrae Reynolds of the Newark Museum, for parallel examples.

ex-New York, New York collection

Condition: Some soiling and mineral deposits, else intact and in well preserved condition.