Bronze Deepalakshmi

By Pankaj • Antiques • 21 Apr 2012

This is a genuinely old Deepalakshmi Lamp from Tamil Nadu, India. Although these lamps (called as “Pavai Vilakku” in Tamil) are common in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, this particular piece is exceptional as it is genuinely old (circa 1920) and shows very good workmanship.

This is a good sized piece and is very well preserved and has developed a beautiful patina making it a rare collectable item.

These lamps are lit by Hindus in homes and temples, while performing Puja (Worship) or on auspicious occasions and festivals. They are symbolic of welcoming Laxmi – The Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.

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