Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Margalit Slovin

Votive plaque (tsatsa) with Tantric deity
20th century
H: 4; W: 4 cm
Gift of Lydia Aran, Jerusalem
Accession number: B84.1114
Tsatsa, mold-made icons, depict sacred images and are used as amulets. The making of tsatsa is a compulsory skill in Tibetan monasteries and is believed to confer merit on the maker.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir