About this object

A large open-work pillar with an offering lamp at the top. Behind the lamp is a pedestal figure of Durga surrounded by a large flower nimbus, which still has significant amounts of gilt showing.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Hindu
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal
  • Date made
    18th Century
  • Materials
    Brass; Gold
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    1155 mm x 380 mm x 17.9 kg
  • Note
    Handheld XRF elemental analysis at the surface/near surface by Dr Matthew Ponting, Dept. of Archaeology, Liverpool University, April 2013 appears to show that the alloy is made up of approx. (rounded) Copper 58.5%, Zinc 36.8%, Lead 2.3% and Tin 1.5%. S. Newman, May 2013.
  • Related people
    John Claude White (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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