About this object

A painted linen crown of the five Celestial Buddhas (tathagatas) – Akshobhya, Vairochana, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi and Ratnasambhava. The ritual crown is divided into five panels, each painted with one of the five Celestial Buddhas.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Pigment; Textile Linen
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    John S M Ward
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Myanmar (Burma); Asia: Southern Asia: India
  • Date collected
    1914 - 1916
  • Measurements
    195 mm x 475 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: There is a partial label attached to the crown that is readible in parts, 'Chaplet used by officiating lama in eucharist, Temple of Kor.. Lachish'
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre ( Owner); John S M Ward ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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