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Title

Five bladed ritual crown


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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


Details


Other Title

Five-pointed ritual crown


Place where the work was made

Tibet


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

114.1999



Place

Where the work was made
Tibet

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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