X2001.11.30 Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: Kulu, Himachal Pradesh, India
Date: 19th century
Dimensions: H: 13.80 cm, W: 10.10 cm, D: 19.70 cm
Materials Used: Bronze
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.30


The monkey on this lamp recalls Hanuman, the beloved king of the monkeys who helps defeat Lord Rama’s enemies in the famed Hindu epic known as the Ramayana.

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