X2001.11.46a,b Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp

Artist: Unknown

Place of Origin: Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India

Date: 20th century

Dimensions: H: 14.50 cm, W: 7.60 cm, D: 17.60 cm

Materials Used: Bronze

Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.46a,b


This lamp shows the fine detail typical of Bastar lost-wax casting. The body of the bird is a hollow reservoir in which oil can be stored, accessed through the removable lid.

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