Ritual crown of embossed and gilded copper of a Buddhist officiant (Vajracarya) ornated with fleurons designed as a five, transcendence Buddhas and few Buddhist symbols. The five picks symbolize the five directions. The crown is divided into three sections symbolizing an archaic shape of a yogi hairbun. Altogether this crown can be regarded as a mandala.
Nepal, 14th-15th Century.
Height: 25 cm (9-3/4 in.).
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