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Himalayan Antique Copper Tall Yak Butter Lamp

Himalayan Antique Copper Tall Yak Butter Lamp

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900: Item # 1412795
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Emeryville, CA 94608

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Antique Himalayan tall yak butter lamp. Made of hand hammered copper with gilt bronze applied details depicting Buddhist auspicious symbols. The butter would have melted and burned for a measured amount of time depending on the size and the amount in the lamp. A small hole in the bottom of the cup would have held a sort of wick to provide a long lasting light. Overall repouse details are in great detail. Original patina.

Early 19th century (Circa 1810)

Dimensions: 8 5/8" high x 6" wide