by Juan Li
Large tsa-tsa about 7.5 inches (19 cm) of the Buddha and pantheon. Collected in Nepal.
Unfired tsa-tsa from Ladakh. It has been splashed with yellow color as a general consecration as it was deposited within a stupa.
Standing Padmapani in a tsa-tsa from Ladakh.
Unfired tsa-tsa from central Tibet.
Eleven-headed Avalokitesvara from the Shigatse area in Tibet. This type of tsa-tsa was sometimes produced in large quantities and used to tile a whole monastery wall.
An example in a very ancient style. Since the molds are easy to transport images from the same mould may be found across vast distances. From Shey in Ladakh (Return to Photo)
Very small image of Tsongkapa from Ladakh
A very early style found within a collapsed stupa in Ladakh. Notice the relief is very shallow.
Two early examples from Ladakh
The Mahasiddha Naropa in a fired and painted tsa-tsa.