X2001.11.25a,b Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: Nepal
Date: 18th-19th century
Dimensions: H: 30.00 cm, W: 16.00 cm, D: 32.00 cm
Materials Used: Brass
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.25a,b


The hooded naga and the figure of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, surrounded by an aureole, found on this pitcher-shaped lamp, are common to many examples. More unusual is the figure of a yaksha (a nature deity) supporting the burner pan.

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