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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.