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Object Name: Lamp
Place of Origin: Madhya Pradesh, India
Date/Era: 19th century
Dimensions: H: 10.30 cm, W: 7.50 cm, D: 20.50 cm
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family.
Accession Number: X2001.11.20
The bowl of this unusual lamp sits atop a cast head. The handle carries several symbols associated with the Hindu deity Shiva, including a lingam (phallic symbol), a bull, and a trident mark on the underside of the nagas hood.
Source: Exhibition wall text. Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.