Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Item No. 101520

དབུས་ཀྱི་སྣང་བརྙན་གང་རུང་། 任何中心人物
(item no. 101520)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Material Gold, Stone Inset: Turquoise, Pearl
Collection Private
Catalogue # Tibet Museum, Lhasa
Interpretation / Description

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.

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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Tibet, Treasures from the Roof of the World

Thematic Sets
Ritual Object: Initiation Crowns Page