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X2001.11.102 Lamp

 

Object Name: Lamp

Place of Origin: Nepal

Date/Era: 18th century

Dimensions: H: 20.60 cm, W: 11.00 cm, D: 15.20 cm

Medium/Materials: Brass, Pigment

Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family.

Accession Number: X2001.11.102

The elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha is revered as the destroyer of obstacles and is honored at the beginning of many rituals. This explains his prominence on many lamps, which are also lit at the beginning of a ritual. On this lamp, Ganesha sits on a lotus base and is crowned by a hooded naga.

Source: Exhibition wall text. Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.

SKU: X2001.11.102 Category:

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