X2001.11.34 Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: India, possibly Karnataka or Maharashtra
Date: 19th century
Dimensions: H: 12.80 cm, W: 9.90 cm, D: 7.80 cm
Materials Used: brass,
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.34


The female figure is elaborately dressed with a crown, pectoral, armlets, bangles, and a decorated braid down her back. A handle, now broken off, was once attached to the back of the figure and to the base, indicating that this was an arati lamp.

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