An image of Five bladed ritual crown

Unknown Artist

Five bladed ritual crown

Other titles:
Five-pointed ritual crown
Location
Not on display
Further information

This five-bladed ritual crown would have been worn by lamas at fire sacrifices (homa) and ritual investitures, that is, on highly ceremonial occassions. Each blade of the crown depicts each of the five Transcendent Buddhas (Tathagatas) of the esoteric Tibetan buddhist tradition.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2002

Place of origin
Tibet
Year
18th century
Media
Ceremonial object
Medium
leather with gilding, lacquer and fabric
Dimensions
26.0 x 54.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of J A & H D Sperling 1999
Accession number
114.1999