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 edged with red cotton and have red cotton ties.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Kham: Chamdo
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Pigment; Paper Cardboard; Textile Cotton
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Lewis Sydney Steward O'Malley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1941 before
  • Measurements
    190 mm x 340 mm
  • Note
    Recorded on the inventory as coming from the Chamdo area of Tibet.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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