|Date Range||1900 - 1959|
|Material||Gold, Stone Inset: Turquoise, Pearl|
|Catalogue #||Tibet Museum, Lhasa|
Five Buddha Crown.
This crown is worn during initiation empowerments and rituals. The five petal-like segments represent the Five Buddhas of the five directions - the cardinal points and the center. These different Buddhas play a symbolic role in the initiation ceremonies and the mandalas that are constructed to accompany them.
Ritual Object: Initiation Crowns Page