X2001.11.88 Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: Kerala, India
Date: 18th-19th century
Dimensions: Total Height: 90.00 cm, H: 29.00 cm, DIAM: 29.00 cm
Materials Used: Bronze
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.88


The size of the chain on this lamp suggests that it once hung in a large space, presumably a temple where it might have lit the inner sanctum of the deity.

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