Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tsatsa (stamped votive tablet)
  • Burma
  • tsatsa (stamped votive tablet), 1800s
  • Where object was made: Tibet or possibly Burma (present-day Myanmar)
  • clay
  • Gift of Dr. Mary F. Gray
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet A3
  • 1997.0444.03
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Empire of Things", 20-Dec-2012
Tsatsa are sacred Buddha images most likely made by pilgrims as part of their religious meditation and training. Through the process of creating tsa tsas, students purify negativities, overcome obstacles, and create positive energy.