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The Owsley Moment

Vivid descriptions of art on display in our part of the state

S03 E41 – Priest’s Crown, 1800s, Tibet


These types of headpieces were worn by Tibetan Buddhist religious leaders. The five skulls refer to the five Buddhas who help guide the priest who wears it in his spiritual transcendence.

Research by Amy Rocco   
Voiced by Matthew Schulte
Produced by Gabriel Hua in cooperation with the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State School of Art.

Music used in this episode:
Nang-ma Ta-la Shi-pa
Performed by Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

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