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Object Name: Burner
Place of Origin: Maharashtra, India
Date/Era: 20th century
Dimensions: H: 21.70 cm, W: 16.00 cm, D: 31.00 cm
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family.
Accession Number: X2001.11.54
The figures on the handle of this arati lamp indicate that it would have been used in worship of the deity Shiva. They include Shiva?s sacred mount (the bull) and a lingam, the stylized phallic symbol associated with the worship of Shiva.
Source: Exhibition wall text. Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.