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Object Name: Lamp
Place of Origin: Maharashtra, India
Date/Era: 19th century
Dimensions: H: 13.00 cm, W: 10.50 cm, D: 12.60 cm
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family.
Accession Number: X2001.11.2
When this lamp is used in an arati ritual, the goddess on the lamp faces the image of the deity that is being worshipped. Thus she seems to act as a mediator between the worshipper and the deity.
Source: Exhibition wall text. Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.