X2001.11.99a,b Lamp

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Object Name: Lamp
Artist: Unknown
Place of Origin: Nepal
Date: 18th century
Materials Used: Brass
Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Pal Family. X2001.11.99a,b


This lamp in the form of a lotus bud has a removable peacock finial, allowing the hollow center of the lamp to serve as an oil reservoir. The elephant-headed deity Ganesha appears above the base.

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