Object Name: Lamp
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.