Tsa-tsa plaque of Ten Lamas - ROM2005_1583_16


Tsa-tsa plaque of Ten Lamas

Medium:Moulded clay
Geography: Tibet
Date: 19th century AD
7 x 9.6 x 1.5 cm
Object number: 922.4.181
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery
DescriptionSmall votive plaques like this were made by pressing clay into wooden molds. Making them was a form of devotional practise to accrue merit, and they were often mass produced by laity at festival times. They were small and portable and could be carried inside Gau (portable shrines).
South Asia
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