X2001.11.14a,b Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: South India
Date: 19th century
Materials Used: Bronze
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.14a,b


The knob at the front of the peacock unscrews to provide access to the oil chamber inside the bird’s body.

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