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Small clay votive stupa, ts'a-ts'a, pressed from a mould, dried and painted bright crimson. At the centre is the dome of the stupa, while around are depictions of eight smaller reflief stupas. Below this is a register of lettering apparently in Tibetan script (very indistinct on account of the red paint), all of which is set on a row of lotus petals. Below this is an unmoulded tapering part for extracting the upper part from the mould, and for setting it down upon in the shrine. Made for use in a Losar festival mandala and for representing the west (red).
- Production date
- 2002 (probably January (ts'a-ts'a take c.40 days to dry and this one was used in late February for the Losar Festival))
Height: 6.50 centimetres
Width: 5 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008-2009 23 Oct-13 Apr, London, BM Gallery 91, 'Between Tibet and Assam; Cultural Diversity in the Eastern Himalayas'
2011 Sept – 2012 Feb, ‘Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman’, BM Galleries, G35
- Good except for chip out of base
- Associated events
- Used at: Losar festival (in a mandala made for the festival)
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- Acquisition notes
- Given to TRB by a monk in the Galden Namgye Lhatse, a few days after the completion of the Losar festival. This stupa was made for use in a mandala prepared during the festival. The red colouring of the stupa indicates its position in the mandala - the west.
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