Rare Large South Indian Banyan Tree Bronze Aal Vilakku Temple Oil Lamp
Rare Large South Indian Banyan Tree Bronze Aal Vilakku Temple Oil Lamp Rare Large South Indian Banyan Tree Bronze Aal Vilakku Temple Oil Lamp Rare Large South Indian Banyan Tree Bronze Aal Vilakku Temple Oil Lamp Rare Large South Indian Banyan Tree Bronze Aal Vilakku Temple Oil Lamp Rare Large South Indian Banyan Tree Bronze Aal Vilakku Temple Oil Lamp
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Rare Large South Indian Banyan Tree Bronze Aal Vilakku Temple Oil Lamp

DETAILS
An exciting find, this unusual, very large, antique temple oil lamp (aal vilakku) was cast in the form of the ancient Banyan (East Indian fig) tree; the branches and leaves forming myriad small oil holders with five tiers with figures encircling the base. It is a stunning sculpture on its own, but would be spectacular lighted as intended or used with small votive candles.
DATE
17th century
DIMENSIONS
Width 28 Depth 28 Height 31 inches
Base: Width 14.5 Depth 14.5 inches
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