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6. Tsakli Painting (Initiation Image) Depicting An Offering Torma
Tibet
circa 18th Century
Ink and mineral pigment on prepared card
Dimensions: 5" x 4 1/4" (12.7 x 11 cm)

Tsakli Painting  (Initiation Image) Depicting An Offering Torma

The tsakli depicting an offering torma of an inverted skull emitting flames around offered viscera - symbolising the 'inner offering'. A feature of this torma is the eyes pulled from the sockets of the skull - the offering of sight.

The card is sealed with a layer of shellac - a natural lacquer made from the lac beetle.



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