X2001.11.2 Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: Maharashtra, India
Date: 19th century
Dimensions: H: 13.00 cm, W: 10.50 cm, D: 12.60 cm
Materials Used: Brass
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.2


When this lamp is used in an arati ritual, the goddess on the lamp faces the image of the deity that is being worshipped. Thus she seems to act as a mediator between the worshipper and the deity.

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