Antique Indian Bronze Lamp of Lakshmi 6.5"
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Antique Indian Bronze Lamp of Lakshmi 6.5"

Item #: 5a23

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Statue Details

Materials: 18th/19th Century Bronze from Bengal, India
Total Height Including Base: 6.5 inches or 14 cms
Base Width & Depth: 2.5 x 4 inches
Weight: 1 pound or .5 kg
  • Lakshmi holds a set of 5 deepams. It is possible to fill each deepam with a small portion of oil and a small wick and light the wick to make a candle
  • What makes this piece unique is the handle behind Lakshmi that makes it easy to pick the statue up while the deepams are lit
Description Standing on a lotus base the female deity holds her hands in front forming two holes to support a five-well oil lamp. A simple carrying handle is attached to the back of the figure. The figure has a five pronged crown top, a necklace around her neck, pinched eyes and a beak nose. The handle is simple. Note the rich brown patina.

This statue is from the private collection of Matthew Friedman. Matthew has lived and worked in Asia for the past twenty five years. During this period, he was posted as a diplomat for the US Government (USAID) and the United Nations in Nepal, Bangladesh and Thailand. Friedman has written three books related to Asian art: one book on traditional metal casting techniques in Bangladesh, and two books profiling traditional brass and bronze antiques from Nepal. Over a twenty year period, Friedman has amassed a large collective of brass and bronze items from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Laos. Friedman periodically presents at museum and art society events on the topic of how the lost wax method is used to make traditional Buddhist and Hindu statues. This statue was purchased from antique dealers in Dhaka, Bangladesh where Matthew was the head of USAID.

Matt Friedman is a focused on raising awareness on human trafficking in the world and has given 2 TED talks on the subject. View the most recent TED talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUR_yFYDtOo
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