X2001.11.87 Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: South India, India
Date: 19th century
Dimensions: Total Height: 70.00 cm, H: 25.60 cm, W: 9.50 cm, D: 25.00 cm
Materials Used: Brass
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.87


The hollow body of this heavy rooster serves as the oil storage reservoir. A small pin, also in the form of a rooster, can be removed to provide access to the oil pan at the base of the lamp.

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