This is a vintage hand held oil and wick prayer lamp depicting the Mythical Yali seen in most south Indian temple sculptures - Half Lion. Half horse.
The beautiful peacock and the fine cutwork of the mythical yali on the base of the lamp is the work of skilled artisans from the south of India and is handcrafted from excellent quality brass using the Lost Wax method of metal crafting.
The fine curves and the handle of the lamp with its delicate engravings and the dark patina finish highlights the beauty of this piece showing off its elegant, rich and smooth finish.
A heritage lamp, handed down from one generation to the next is lit during daily prayers in most Hindu households and for all festivals and religious celebrations to dispel away the darkness and to bring in light, joy and prosperity
Simply divine and a collectors item.
Size: Length 16 cm x Height 10 cm x Dia of the diya on top 7cm
Weight: 500 Grams
Care: Please do not use any chemicals or powders for cleaning. Just rub with a soft dry cloth to retain its vintage look.