|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||16th Century|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914|
|Other Number:||Getz 272 - Other Number|
Jewelled and highly decorated crown (mukuta) with a dorje or thunderbolt emblem at the top worn by Vajracharyas, a priest caste, in Nepal. Vajracharya priests preside over rituals central to the Vajrayana sect of Buddhism. The crown is said to have originally come from a life size bronze statue of the Buddha. It is brass with colored glass inlay. Various Buddhist deities cover the piece.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 243, No. 272||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania, Office of the President. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East.. Philadelphia. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 43 No. 1||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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