X2001.11.101 Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: Nepal
Date: 17th century
Dimensions: H: 24.20 cm, W: 8.30 cm, D: 10.80 cm
Materials Used: Brass, wood
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.101


This brass lamp with a wooden base bears an inscription in seventeenth-century Newari script, which is no longer legible but presumably names someone who donated the lamp to a temple.

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