Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas

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Fire and light have long symbolized the relationship of human beings to the universe and its creators. In South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas, the lamp, as a bearer of light, came to be perceived as a vehicle through which the divine could be accessed. The design, construction, and use of the lamp in these regions have been synonymous with the faith of the devotee since ancient times. Today the lamp continues to play a pivotal role in Hindu and Buddhist religious contexts, allowing the faithful to concentrate on the ...

Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas 2006, University of California Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780974872933

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