Old Thokcha Thogchag ཐོག་ལྕགས གནམ་ལྕགས Garuda गरुड Khyung ཁྱུང.
Very old Garuda representation.
Tokcha "Fallen from the sky"
Tibet, 18th century (or earlier)
It represents Garuda. The black Garuda is a Tibetan-Buddhism Nyingmapa-school god, which believes it suppresses the conditions caused by the naga and the spirits of the earth. It is baased on the Lungta. It is represented in the Shambhala iconography for Chogyam Trungpa, so that it is associated to an important power and speed. Like the phoenix, it came from its destruction ashes, it cannot be destroyed.
Thogchags or Thokcha are worn as amulets by the Tibetan and Himalayan people as a means of protection and healing. They can be found in many different shapes and often represent tantric deities, sacred animals, symbols and auspicious mantras. Some of them are rather abstract in their nature and their meaning has long been lost in ancient times.
Bronze alloy with occasional traces of meteorites picked up by the Tibetans and added during the melting process.
Dimensions : 3.5×0.4×3.4 cm, Weight 24.2 g
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- siglo XVIII
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- 3.5×0.4×3.4 cm