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Forehead Ornament for a Deity

Forehead Ornament for a Deity

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Summary

The four celestial Tathagata Buddhas, marking the directional Pure Lands, flank Vairochana, symbolized by the double-pronged vajra (thunderbolt) at center. The large diamond at its axis refers to Vajrayana being the diamond vehicle of Buddhism.

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Date

1600 - 1899
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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