X2001.11.95 Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: Nepal
Date: 19th century
Dimensions: H: 22.30 cm, W: 15.80 cm, D: 29.90 cm
Materials Used: Brass
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.95


A warrior in a loincloth supports the oil cup, which is backed by a small figure of the deity Ganesha. A florid, stupa-shaped snuffer is attached to the lamp with a handle in the form of a naga.

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