Object Name: Incense holder Artist: Unknown Place of Origin: Gujarat, India Date: 19th-20th century Dimensions: H: 14.20 cm, W: 11.80 cm, D: 20.00 cm Materials Used: Brass Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.10
When fully fitted with lit incense sticks, this holder would replicate the form of a peacock with its tail feathers fanned. The mirror-like surface would further reflect upon the glory of the deity being worshiped.
Source: Exhibition wall text, Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.