Bogd Khaan Palace Museum: The Crowns of the Bogd Khaan and Queen Dondogdulam

Art & Culture
2021-01-08 17:14:14

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. This particular five-sided hat with a golden crown and a golden ochir at the top is referred to as the ‘Five-sided Black Fox Fur Crown’ as it was worn by the Bogd Khaan.

The crown’s golden ochir is made with the Five Tathagatas, which symbolizes abandoning the Five Hindrances - or the principle of enlightenment in Buddhism. 

Unknown craftsmen

Early 20th century

Black fox fur, brocade, gold, silver, pearl

The crowns were worn by the 8th Bogd Jebtsundamba Khutuktu and Queen Dondogdulam during their coronation ceremony on December 29, 1911.

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