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1954-1989 (8)

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Brasswork -- India (13)
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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Wooden carving
Wooden carving Wooden religious artifact; origin Tamil Nadu, India.
2.
Butter lamp
Butter lamp Brass butter lamp with the number 24 stamped into base; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin Varanasi (Benares).
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Brass Radha statue
Brass Radha statue Brass statue of Radha, origin Varanasi (Benares).
4.
Butter lamp
Butter lamp Hanging brass butter lamp attached to chain; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin Varanasi (Benares).
5.
Wooden Radha statue
Wooden Radha statue Wooden statue of Radha in costume, well-carved, back is plain except for hair; origin Varanasi (Benares).
6.
Brass spoon
Brass spoon Brass spoon for holy oil; origin Varanasi (Benares).
7.
Brass wick holder
Brass wick holder Hindu wick holder for a butter lamp; one circular holder surrounded by five teardrop-shaped holders, serpent-shaped handle; origin North India.
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Brass Krishna statue
Brass Krishna statue Brass statue of Krishna on a square base; origin Varanasi (Benares).
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Wooden Krishna statue
Wooden Krishna statue Carved likeness of Krishna on a wood base, plain back; origin Tamil Nadu.
10.
Butter lamp
Butter lamp Brass bowl lamp, nailed to a snake-shaped base; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin North India.
11.
Metal container
Metal container Metal container for sprinkling rose water; intricate design in black, yellow, and red engravings; origin North India.
12.
Incense burner
Incense burner Incense burner cemented by symbols for sacred syllables "ma" and "aum"; origin Tamil Nadu.
13.
Metal figure
Metal figure Early metal statue of figure seated at an alter with a snake next to an urn on a platform; likely Buddhist; origin North India.
14.
Metal figure
Metal figure Early metal figurine of a man standing at the end of a long raised platform; likely Buddhist; origin North India.
15.
Raffia handbag
Raffia handbag Purple, yellow, and green raffia handbag with red stitches; material sewn inside, outside decorated with flowers; two braided raffia handles; origin South India.
16.
Raffia handbag
Raffia handbag Natural-colored raffia bag with green material sewn inside; decorated with groups of three shells in floral-type arrangement, coral and green connect shells; origin South India.
17.
Snake charmer's pipe
Snake charmer's pipe Snake charmer's pipe made of two pieces of bamboo sealed together with seven holes, placed inside a gourd; origin North India.
18.
Sistra
Sistra Pair of sistra; wooden instrument with metal cymbals and a carved animal head on each end; origin Tamil Nadu.
19.
Stone Ganesh sculpture
Stone Ganesh sculpture Miniature stone sculpture of Ganesh, a well-known representation of divinity in Hinduism.
20.
Puja bell
Puja bell Miniature brass bell for a domestic shrine used during Puja; origin India.