About this object

Large silver butter lamp with a high lotus foot and the stem in the shape of a Tibetan vase; there is chased decoration all over with Buddhist emblems on the cup of the lamp.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Silver
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1945
  • Measurements
    230 mm; 9 1/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This silver butter lamp is not recorded in Bell's List of Curios, so the provenance is unclear. However it is a very fine example, possibly Bhutanese?

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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