Crown Ornament for a Deity

Newari for Tibetan Market

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Deities were often adorned with elaborate crowns. These prong crown elements likely were part of a set of five that referenced the directional Tathagata Buddhas, as indicated by the vajra (thunderbolt) and foliate forms (purnaghata).

Crown Ornament for a Deity, Gilt silver, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, garnets, pearls, lapis lazuli, coral, shell, and turquoise, Newari for Tibetan Market

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