Welcome to Frogabilia!We are a Greek/English family-run business established in the UK in 2011. Since then we have built up a large collection of unique items, hand-picked from private collectors sales.Our choice of items is based on quality, craftsmanship, cultural interest and beauty. We research every single item and aim to provide as much information as possible about its history and provenance.We speak English perfectly, as well as understanding Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French, so please do communicate without fear for any questions you may have. We are here to help and provide any information you need at all times.We have been packing and sending items abroad for many years and have successfully delivered even the most fragile pieces including Venetian mirrors, carved chairs and arabesque tables.Customer satisfaction is assured; please do take the time to look at the excellent feedback we have received over the years.We hope you enjoy browsing our stock and feel reassured that you can buy with confidence:-)This Listing is for:An Antique 18thC Ceremonial Ritual Tibet Buddhist Crown Diadem Turquoise MOPMuseum Quality Piece"These types of crowns are worn during initiation empowerments and rituals. The five petal-like segments represent the Five Tathagata Buddhas of the five directions: Amitabha, Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava and Amoghasiddhi. On the verso of each leaf are the corresponding attributes of each tathagata. The crown initiation symbolizes the transmutation of the initiate's five body-mind systems (mirroring, sensational, conceptual, emotional and cognitive) and the five positions (delusion, pride, lust, envy, and hate) into the five transcendental buddhas (Amitabha, Vairocana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava and Amoghasiddhi). This crown is worn after blessing, visualizing, and lustrating, as a symbolic seal of the initiate's abandoning the notion of oneself as an ordinary, perfect being, and that adoption of the buddha-pride, the sense of oneself as a purified, enlightened Buddha, every atom itself becomes wisdom." https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20176/lot/1105/?category=listDimensions:Condition:Good Antique ConditionWith the expected signs of age and usePlease see all photosProvenance:From a German Collection. Collected circa 1990s.***In the summer of 2013 our shop featured in the BBC series Antiques Road Trip; we have also worked with prop-masters and costume designers in the film industry, supplying jewellery and antiques for productions such as Mr Holmes (with Ian Mckellan), Viceroy's House (directed by Gurinder Chadha), the upcoming Disney production Maleficient II, and the TV series Downton Abbey.