Golden Tsakli – initiation cards
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India and Nepal
Orientation 2
Wall object 6

ABM 012

 Code: ABM 012

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1250 - 1300

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 8 x 10

  Materials: Buff paper

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

This set consisted originally of more than 200 Tsa ka li («tsakli») cards of each of the deities of the Sarvadurgatiparisodhana Tantra and as depicted in the Sarvavid Vairocana Mandala. Among the card was of the monk who commissioned this set; Sangs rgyas yar byon (1203–1272), the third abbot of sTag lung («talung») monastery. This monastery was founded in 1180 by sTag lung thang pa bKra shis dpal («talung thangpa tashipal») (1142–1210).

Bock, Etienne; Falcombello, Jean-Marc; Jenny Magali, 2022. Trésors du Tibet. Sur les pas de Milarépa.. Paris: Flammarion. p. 77