Tibetan Buddhist Silvered Copper and Brass Butter Lamp
Tibetan Buddhist Silvered Copper and Brass Butter Lamp Tibetan Buddhist Silvered Copper and Brass Butter Lamp Tibetan Buddhist Silvered Copper and Brass Butter Lamp Tibetan Buddhist Silvered Copper and Brass Butter Lamp Tibetan Buddhist Silvered Copper and Brass Butter Lamp

Tibetan Buddhist Silvered Copper and Brass Butter Lamp

Ref: M2231

Burned daily, this form of lamp is a common ritual object found in Buddhist temples and monasteries. It derives its name from the clarified yak butter traditionally used as fuel. This example is cast in the typical goblet form with a flared cup incised to the exterior with scrolling blossoms and tendrils and set on a knopped stem and tall petal form, domed foot.

19th century
W 5 D 5 H 8 in.
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