Antique butter lamp in bronze with its clamp - Tibetan ritual
Tibet, 19th century.
Dimensions: 15.6 x 8 x 3.2 cm. Weight: 167 g.
In good condition.
In Tibetan Buddhism, light is seen as an element filling the universe on different levels. It is meant to lead the deceased to the higher realms of happiness, and is one of the pleasant consequences of life after death.
It is a very important offering in Tibetan rituals. Buddhists fill these butter lamps with yak butter where they stick a wick.
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- Total nr of items
- Ancient bronze butter lamp and its clamp - Tibetan ritual
- 19th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Good condition, see description
- 3.2×8×15.6 cm