Antique Himalayan tsha tsha (small votive plaque) depicting a red bodhisattva seated on a lotus throne. Tsha Tsha were cast of clay mixed with ground incense and sacred ash. They were dried in the sun and painted with polychrome pigments. Small votives like this one were left as offerings at spiritual sites along a pilgrim’s route.
Age: 18th century
Dimensions: 3 3/4″ high x 3 1/8″ wide x 1 3/8″ deep