Property from the Estate of Ralph Benkaim
A five leaf ritual crown
Tibet, late 14th early/15th century
Each leaf has an image of one of the five Tathagata Buddhas against a blue background. From left to right: Amitabha, Akshobhya, Vairochana, Ratnasambhava and Amoghasiddhi. Each is seated on tooled foliate throne and prabhamandala containing the protector animals: peacocks, elephants, snow lions, horses and kinnaras in consecutive order. The corresponding attribute for each tathagata, framed by a gold ring against a red ground, is on the reverse of each leaf.
Each leaf 7¼ x 4¼ in. (18.4 x 10.8 cm)