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ID: 700001917Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Lamp (lampen; unknown Javanese; ca. 1300/ca. 1500; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); AK-MAK-269; RM001.collect.1975)
Note: A fine specimen of an East Javanese oil lamp, delicately executed with a great deal of detail. The lamp could be hung by a chain attached to the ring at the top. Its lower section consists of four pans, the oil reservoirs. On a plateau at the centre stands Garuda, the winged beast which bore the Hindu god Vishnu. All his wings are spread. In his right hand he holds a weapon, possibly a sword. A woman is seated on his left thigh; she is thought to be his mother. The object is a combination of several bronze components which were cast separately
Lamp (preferred,C,U,RP,Dutch,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
lampen (verlichtingsmiddelen) [300037592] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name), Furnishings (hierarchy name), furnishings (works), <furnishings by form or function>, lighting devices, <lighting devices by form>)

decorative arts (preferred)
utilitarian objects

Creation Date: ca. 1300/ca. 1500

Creator Display:
unknown Javanese [preferred,VP]
artist unknown Javanese (Javanese cultural designation) [500203487]
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: AK-MAK-269; RM001.collect.1975
Credit Line: Bruikleen van de Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst.
Other: Creation: Java [7003695] Indonesia (nation), Asia (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: bronze
bronze (metal) [300010957]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, nonferrous metal, <copper and copper alloy>, copper alloy)

Dimensions: 32.5 x 19.4 x 19.8 cm
exhibition: Wie schrijft die blijft. Zij drukten hun stempel op de Zeeuwse geschiedenis; 2005-02-05 - 2005-06-04

East Javanese (preferred)

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
Garuda [1000388]
.....((Buddhist characters, Buddhist iconography, Legend, Religion, Mythology)) (ICON)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: bruikleen 1972
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Garuda houdt een vrouw vast op zijn linker dij en is gewapend met een lang zwaard of stok. De vrouw houdt in elke hand een conisch gevormd object vast.
Sources and Contributors:
Lamp........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012) accessed 5 September 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 5 September 2012
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 14 September 2012
Dutch ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 5 September 2012
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