19th Century Tibetan Buddhist Ceremonial Collar





This is a Wonderful Large Collar Necklace, made of 14 Hinged  Brass Plates

Each one having a Seated Buddha Figure, with hands in Mudras.  

On the two End Plates are Two Winged Garuda Buddhas. 

It is believed by the Buddhist shamans that Garuda's blessings will fulfill the needs and wishes of the Wearer, will purify with positive forces, provide good luck and to help dissolve negative energies that may be stopping them from realizing their dreams and wishes in life.

The Buddhas are made of Coral, surrounded by Turquoise Glass stones.





The five-pointed crown is indicative that this Buddha represents the five Buddhas (Akshobhya, Virochana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha and Amoghasiddhi) in Mahayana tradition

The 5 Dhyani Buddhas, represent the 5 wisdoms realized in mediation: the wisdom of the Great Mirror, the wisdom of the Essential Equality, Distinguishing Wisdom, the wisdom of Selfless Activity , and the Transcendental wisdom of the Dharma Realm.




The Collar Measures 22" on the inside Opening

the Plates are 2" Deep.

Very Good Condition, a few stones look to have been replaced