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Temple Lamp

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Object Number:29-96-364B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience: Japan
Buddhist Temple
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass
Technique:Hammered
Iconography:Lotus
Length: 69 cm
Width: 0 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

One of four brass temple lamps used for palm oil. Hammered and chiselled brass. Three metallic cups, one within the other, graduated in size, representing lotus flower. The hanging supports and the lamps are ornamental.

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1904. Monograph of the Buddhist Temple in the Free Museum of Science and Art, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia. pg. 1-47 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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