X2001.11.10 Incense holder

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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.