Mould

18th century to 19th century (made)

Unknown

Length: 3.5 cm, Width: 3 cm

IM.90-1929 SSEA

A bronze mould cast in relief with the figure of the Green Tara

Moulds such as this continue to be used in Tibet to create small clay images of Buddhist deities that are sold by monasteries to visiting pilgrims and worshippers. These ' tsa tsa' are offered as an act of merit on temple altars before images or placed on walls of stones carved with Buddhist prayers.

Location: In Storage

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