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Object Name: Lamp
Place of Origin: Kulu, Himachal Pradesh, India
Date/Era: 19th century
Dimensions: H: 13.80 cm, W: 10.10 cm, D: 19.70 cm
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family.
Accession Number: X2001.11.30
The monkey on this lamp recalls Hanuman, the beloved king of the monkeys who helps defeat Lord Rama’s enemies in the famed Hindu epic known as the Ramayana.
Source: Exhibition wall text, Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.