X2001.11.27 Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: Maharashtra, India
Date: 19th century,
Dimensions: H: 13.40 cm, W: 11.80 cm, D: 17.90 cm
Materials Used: Bronze
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.27


A naga (snake or dragon) tops the handle of this arati lamp, which features a female figure riding a caparisoned elephant.

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