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Title

Five bladed ritual crown

18th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Tibet

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication