Crowns and Jewels

Crowns and Jewels

Top Ten Crowns

Top Ten Crowns

For more on the origin of the symbolism of the crown check out “Chakras and the Human Energy Flow

  1. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
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    Sahasrara, which means “1,000 petalled lotus,” is generally considered to be the chakra of pure consciousness, within which there is neither object nor subject. When the female kundalini Shakti energy rises to this point, it unites with the male Shiva energy, and a state of liberating samadhi is attained. Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand multi-colored petals, it is located either at the crown of the head, or above the crown of the head. Sahasrara is represented by the color white and it involves such issues as inner wisdom and the death of the body. Its role may be envisioned somewhat similarly to that of the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones to communicate to the rest of the endocrine system and also connects to the central nervous system via the hypothalamus. According to author Gary Osborn, the thalamus is thought to have a key role in the physical basis of consciousness and is the ‘Bridal Chamber’ mentioned in the Gnostic scriptures. Sahasrara’s inner aspect deals with the release of karma, physical action with meditation, mental action with universal consciousness and unity, and emotional action with “beingness.” In Tibetan buddhism, the point at the crown of the head is represented by a white circle, with 32 downward pointing petals. It is of primary importance in the performance of phowa, or consciousness projection after death, in order to obtain rebirth in a Pure Land. Within this chakra is contained the White drop, or Bodhicitta, which is the essence of masculine energy.
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  2. Crown of Thorns

    The crown worn by the great spiritual teacher known as Jesus.
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  3. Sacred Tibetan Crown
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  4. Nahal Mishmar Crown (4,000 BC)
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    This 6,000 year old crown was found in a Dead Sea cave was found alongside 400 other artifacts and is believed to among the oldest crowns ever found.
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  5. The Imperial State Crown (17th-20th Centuries)
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    The Imperial State Crown is one of the Crown Jewels of the UK.
    Links: Top Ten English Attractionshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_State_Crown,
  6. Great Imperial Crown (1762)
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    The Great Imperial Crown was made by a skilled court jeweller Jeremia Posier for the Empress Catherine II the Great’s Coronation in 1762. It has a traditional shape and is made up of the two open hemispheres divided by a foliate garland and fastened with a low hoop. The crown is set with 5,000 selected Indian diamonds (some Russian sources state this number as 4,836) and and number fine, large white pearls. The crown is also decorated with one of the seven historic stones of the Russia’s Diamond Collection – a large precious red spinel weighing 398.72 carats which was brought to Russia by Nicholas Spafary, the Russian envoy to China from 1675 to 1678.
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  7. Denmark Crown
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  8. Mayan Sun Crown
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    Links: Top 100 Mayan Artifacts, The Pineal Gland, Sun Gazing, DMT and Om,
  9. Wien, (Kaiser Rudolf II from Austria)
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  10. Ancient Egyptian Crown

    This crown was worn by ancient Egyptian pharaohs to signify the unification of upper and lower Egypt.
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  11. Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire (Crown of Charlemagne)
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  12. Farah Crown
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  13. Russian Crown
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  14. Reginei Maria Crown
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  15. Brazilian Imperial Crown
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  16. Tibetan Pearl Crown
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    This pearl crown stands 19 cm and is part of the “Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World” exhibit.
    Links: Top Ten Tibetan/Nepali Artifacts,
  17. Nubian Royal Crown
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  18. Bayern
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  19. Silla Crown
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  20. Reginei Elisabeta from Romania
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  21. The Holy Crown, Hungary
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    The Holy Crown of Hungary, also known as the Crown of Saint Stephen, was the coronation crown used by the Kingdom of Hungary for most of its existence. The Crown was bound to the Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen, (sometimes the Sacra Corona meant the Land, the Carpathian Basin, but it also meant the coronation body, too). No king of Hungary was regarded as having been truly legitimate without being crowned with it. In the history of Hungary, more than 50 kings were crowned with it (the two kings who were not so crowned were John II Sigismund and Joseph II). The Hungarian coronation insignia consists of the Holy Crown, the scepter, the orb and the mantle. Since the 12th century kings have been crowned with the still extant crown. The orb has the coat-of-arms of Charles I of Hungary (1310–1342); the other insignia can be linked to Saint Stephen. It was first called the Holy Crown in 1256. During the 14th century royal power came to be represented not simply by a crown, but by just one specific object: the Holy Crown. This also meant that the Kingdom of Hungary was a special state: they were not looking for a crown to inaugurate a king, but rather, they were looking for a king for the crown; as written by Crown Guard Péter Révay. He also depicts that “the Holy Crown is the same for the Hungarians as the Lost Ark is for the Jewish.” Since 2000, the Holy Crown has been on display in the central Domed Hall of the Hungarian Parliament Building.
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  22. Württemberg
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  23. Kruna Karadjordjevica
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  24. Tillia Tepe
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  25. Crown of Princess Sithathoriunet
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    Sithathoriunet (her name means “daughter of Hathor of Dendera”) was an Ancient Egyptian king’s daughter of the 12th dynasty, mainly known from her burial at El-Lahun in which a treasure trove of jewelry was found. She was possibly a daughter of Senusret II since her burial site was found next to the pyramid of this king. If so, this would make her one of five known children and one of three daughters of Senusret II, the other children were Senusret III, Senusretseneb, Itakait and Nofret. Sithathoriunet was buried in the Kahun pyramid complex. She must have died while Amenemhet III was pharaoh, since objects with his name were found in her tomb. Her name and titles survived on her canopic jars and on an alabaster vessel found in her tomb. The tomb was excavated in 1914 by Flinders Petrie and Guy Brunton. It had previously been robbed in antiquity but a niche in the burial site escaped the looters’ attention. In this niche were found remains of several boxes filled with jewelry and cosmetic objects, such as razors, a mirror and vases. The jewelry found there is considered to be among the highest quality examples ever found in Ancient Egyptian tombs. Also found were two pectorals, one with the name of Senusret II, the other with the name of Amenemhet III. There was also a crown and several bracelets inscribed with the name of Amenemhet III. Most of the objects are made of gold with inlays of precious stone (Cloisonné). Today the majority of the finds are located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York although the crown is located in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
    Links: Top Ten Pectorals, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sithathoriunet,
  26. Gaya Crown of Korea
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  27. Kiani Crown
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  28. Pahlavi Crown
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  29. Johannes Flintoe Crown for Norwegian Prince 1846
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  30. Crown of Ottokar II, Prague
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  31. Isabelle Catile Crown
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  32. Links: Chakras and the Human Energy System, Top Ten Crown Jewels, http://verycoolpics.blogspot.com/2008/10/royal-crowns-from-around-world.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraldic_crown,