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

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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.

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