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Bon Crown (with figures)

Creation date: 18th century
Creation place: Tibet

Other Information

Type: Iron Crown
Medium and Support: Iron
Credit Line: Gift of Eugene and Marian Gabrych
Accession Number: 2006.393
Dimensions: 15 in. x 11 1/2 in. x 10 7/8 in. (38.1 cm x 29.21 cm x 27.62 cm)
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Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gabrych, Fallbrook, California ( - December 20, 2006)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 20, 2006 - )

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04/14/2017 Diana Chou
Bon is commonly considered to be the indigenous religious tradition of Tibet, a system of shamanistic and animistic practices performed by priests. This crown, adorned with five fearsome skulls, was worn by a Bon oracle during ceremonies in which he or she would go into a trance, receiving messages from otherworldly spirits.

Last Updated: 4/14/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Arts of South and Southeast Asia The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00

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