Large Indian bronze temple oil lamp. With multiple figural and animal formed figurines throughout such as a peacock, people riding elephants, horses, birds, and more. With hanging bells.
Provenance: From the collection of Frederick and Catherine Asher, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Frederick M. Asher and Catherine E. Asher were prominent scholars in the field of Art History. Both dedicated their lives to the education of students, teaching for many years as professors at the University of Minnesota. They both had a passion for South Asian art, traveling extensively throughout India, Asia, and the Middle East. Selections from their travels and careers as avid art historians are offered in this auction. Their collection includes Indian jewelry, Japanese woodblock prints, an incredible slide collection, and much more.
Height: 27 1/2 in x diameter: 17 1/2 in.
Wear and some accretions throughout. Dust gathered in the recessed areas of the work. All pieces are present and attached; please note that the work can be disassembled.
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