Sukunda - Mid Century Ceremonial Lamp with Ganesha On A Majestic Elephant - Ht 17 cm x L 14 cm

From our Vintage Collection - The Traditional Sukunda Oil Lamp With Lord Ganesh flanked by his vahans ( the rat ) riding a majestic elephant is a Mid century ceremonial oil lamp handcrafted by skilled artisans at the borders of Nepal and India and as a tradition used during religious and auspicious ceremonies by the Newar clan of Nepal. 

The exquisite Sukunda has been crafted using the Lost wax method of metal casting.  atop a beautifully decorated elephant wearing ceremonial robes .
Surrounded by 3 oil lamps with exquisite workmanship and fine engraving, the Sukunda is both a pot for holding oil and the lamp for lighting where the flame burns in front of the image of Lord Ganesh, remover of obstacles and the Hindu God of Wisdom and Knowledge.

Protected by the Naag poised just above the oil well, this rare brass Sukunda is a collectors item. 

Measures:
Height: 17 cm x Length 14 cm x width 12 cm. 

The base of the elephant measures 10 cm x 5.5 cm. 
Weight : 1000 grams