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X2001.11.96a,b Lamp

 

Object Name: Lamp

Place of Origin: Tibet

Date/Era: 17th-18th century

Dimensions: H: 21.20 cm, DIAM: 17.60 cm

Medium/Materials: Silver

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

Accession Number: X2001.11.96a,b

Clarified yak butter is the fuel burned in lamps in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The classical chalice shape of this lamp, which is not found in Hindu lamps in India, may have originated with the presence of Nestorian Christians in Central Asia.

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

SKU: X2001.11.96a,b Category:

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