About this object

A crown of the five Dhyani Buddhas. Each of the five painted card panels depict one of the five Celestial Buddhas – Amitabha, Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava and Amoghasiddhi seated on a lotus throne. The panels are shrine shaped, bound at base with cotton ground red damask, back lined with red cotton cloth - both these are repairs, in place of original silk. Panels covered with fine yellow damask, padded on stiff backing.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Kham
  • Date made
    17th Century with 19th Century repairs
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Wood; Fibre Textile Cotton
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Hugh E Richardson
  • Collector
    Hugh E Richardson
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date collected
    Before 1950
  • Measurements
    146 mm x 465 mm
  • Related people
    Hugh E Richardson (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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