This crown was probably made to serve as a crown for a Jain sculpture of lokapurusha or the ‘cosmic man’. Crowns which normally adorn this figural representation of the Jain view of the universe have cusped edges and are decorated with scrolling flowering vines. For a related image of a painted representation of lokapurusha see Pratapaditya Pal, The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India, exhibition catalogue, 1995, cat.103, pp. 230-31. That painting of lokapurusha which was formerly in the Paul F. Walter Collection later sold at Christie’s, New York, 20 March 2009, lot 1344.