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Tibetan Antique Bronze Butter Lamp

Tibetan Antique Bronze Butter Lamp

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920: Item # 1439598
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Antique Tibetan tall bronze butter lamp for a Buddhist altar. Traditionally, the butter lamp would burn ghee. The light of the flame of the butter lamp represents the "wisdom of the awakened mind" and helps to "dispel the darkness of delusion". Most Tibetan household and temple altar displays include a butter lamp. This tall lamp resembles a multi tiered lotus blossom with decorative granulation on the edges.

Age: Early to Mid 20th Century

Dimensions: 11 1/8" high x 6 3/4" wide diameter