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Object Name: Lamp
Place of Origin: Nepal
Date/Era: 18th century
Dimensions: H: 26.30 cm, W: 35.00 cm, D: 9.00 cm
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family.
Accession Number: X2001.11.99a,b
This lamp in the form of a lotus bud has a removable peacock finial, allowing the hollow center of the lamp to serve as an oil reservoir. The elephant-headed deity Ganesha appears above the base.
Source: Exhibition wall text, Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.