Pair of lamps of fortune (dipalakshmi) oil lamps

citation

S2000.9.1: Bronze sculpture of male figure, mustachioed, leaning on proper left hip, with protruding belly. Hands outstretched in front holding oil basin. On square base topped by round pedestal upon which figure stands.

S2000.9.2: Bronze sculpture of female figure with long hair braid down back and ankle-length robe, leaning on proper left hip. Hands outstretched in front holding oil basin. On square base topped by round pedestal upon which figure stands.

Historical period(s)
Nayak dynasty, 17th century
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (each): 86.4 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm (34 x 11 x 11 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase
Accession Number
S2000.9.1-2
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 26a: Gods, Companions, and Devotees
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
casting, India, lamp, man, Nayak dynasty (1529-1736), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Kapoor Galleries, Inc.
Oriental Art Gallery

Description

S2000.9.1: Bronze sculpture of male figure, mustachioed, leaning on proper left hip, with protruding belly. Hands outstretched in front holding oil basin. On square base topped by round pedestal upon which figure stands.

S2000.9.2: Bronze sculpture of female figure with long hair braid down back and ankle-length robe, leaning on proper left hip. Hands outstretched in front holding oil basin. On square base topped by round pedestal upon which figure stands.

Published References
  • Vidya Dehejia. The Sensuous and The Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India. Exh. cat. New York, Seattle and London, 2002. cat. 57, pp. 216-220.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum