X2001.11.42 Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: Nepal
Date: 20th century
Dimensions: H: 11.20 cm, W: 11.30 cm, D: 11.50 cm
Materials Used: Brass
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.42


Parrots rise from the rim of this lamp, while the upper part is decorated with an amulet, sun and moon symbols, and a V indicating the Vaishnavite sect dedicated to the worship of Vishnu.

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