Red "Tsa ka li " - initiation card
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Room 1: India and Nepal
Orientation 2
Wall object 7

ABM 013

 Code: ABM 013

  Country: Tibet

  Style:

  Date: 1250 - 1300

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 8 x 10

  Materials: Buff paper

Red Tsa ka li ("tsakli") initiation card depicting a deity of the Sarvadurgatiparisodhana Tantra

Folio A: Cakra (Tib.: ’Khor lo ma) inscribed: zhabs la (feet) 'khor lo (cakra).
Folio B: Unidentified four-armed form of Avalokitesvara (?) not inscribed.
Folio C: Kalasi (Tib.: Bum pa ma). Inscribed: mgur (song) la bum pa (vase). Two cards depict two of the “eight auspicious objects”: (astama gala): wheel (cakra), parasol (chattra), banner (dhvaja), water-jar (kalasa), pair of fish (matsyayugma), lotus flower (padma), conch (sa kha), and the endless knot (srivatsa).
Folio D: Jambhala.