From Kerala, India, this antique, stone oil lamp or kalvilakku was hand carved in three, graduated tiers, with a turtle form as the base, this early lamp was made with oil recesses on each of the tiers. It is a whimsical piece that offers many creative decorating possibilities. . .both indoors and out. It would make a great miniature plant stand or centerpiece or serving piece on a table.
DATE 18th century or earlier
DIMENSIONS Width 11 Depth 10.5 Height 33 in.
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