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X2002.2.55 Snuff container (idlelo)

 

Object Name: Snuff container (idlelo)

Cultural Group: Zulu peoples

Place of Origin: Natal Colony or the Zulu Kingdom, South Africa

Date/Era: Late 19th century

Dimensions: H: 19 cm

Medium/Materials: Horn, wood

Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Jay T. Last.

Accession Number: X2002.2.55

This lamp stand takes the form of a simple stambha, or pillar, a classical Indian form that in other lamps is often ramified into a full-blown tree of life.

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

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