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X2001.11.79 Lamp and incense burner


Object Name: Lamp and Incense Burner

Place of Origin: Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India

Date/Era: 20th century

Dimensions: H: 14.70 cm, W: 5.70 cm, D: 10.30 cm

Medium/Materials: Bronze

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

Accession Number: X2001.11.79

This elephant with four riders standing on the howdah (covered seat) shows the fine detail typical of Bastar lost-wax casting. An oil cup sits atop the elephant’s trunk, while the howdah provides a platform for burning incense.

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

SKU: X2001.11.79 Category:

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