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Summary:
E093239 - 20/3/2003, light, , , , Tibet, Asia, Himalayas
Item Name:
light
Label:
Butter lamp. Tibet. White metal Acquired 2003. Lamps are lit every day as an offering to Buddha. Symbolically, the light of wisdom is meant to dispel the darkness of ignorance. After death, a lamp is positioned so that the light falls on the face of the deceased.
Keywords:
deity
funerary
offering
contemporary
Country:
Tibet
Collection Area:
Asia, Himalayas
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
20/03/2003
Registration Number:
E093239
Associated Stories:
Death: the Last Taboo - Exhibition Text 2003 - Tibetan Sky Burial
Tibetan Sky Burial