Object Name: Burner
Place of Origin: Maharashtra, India
Date: 20th century
Dimensions: H: 21.70 cm, W: 16.00 cm, D: 31.00 cm
Materials Used: Brass
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.53
The figures on the handle of this arati lamp indicate that it would have been used in worship of the deity Shiva. They include Shiva’s sacred mount (the bull) and a lingam, the stylized phallic symbol associated with the worship of Shiva.
Source: Exhibition wall text, Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.