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An image of Five bladed ritual crown by
Alternate image of Five bladed ritual crown by

Tibet

Title
Five bladed ritual crown
Other titles:
Five-pointed ritual crown
Place of origin
Tibet
Year
18th century
Media category
Ceremonial object
Materials used
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
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

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 62 (colour illus.).