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Diwali Diyas, 4, Small Ceramic Oil Lamps

Identifier:
2007.48.1-4
Description:
4 small round brightly painted clay candles filled with solid oil painted metallic gold on the top. Each of the lamps is painted a solid color - green, orange, yellow and red - and all have raised paint dots of white, red and.or green along the top rim. The center of the lamp has an impressed design.;Diwali is one of the festivals most often celebrated by Asian Indian Hindus and Sikhs in America. This five day celebration is also known as the "Festival of Lights." In the Hindu religion light symbolizes goodness. Throughout Diwali, diyas, small lamps, are lit all day and into the night to ward off darkness and evil. Homes are adorned with all types of diyas, candles, and decorative lights.
Date:
2007
Materials:
Clay, Solid Oil
Dimensions:
0.5" h 1.5" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Newcomers: The People of this Place (after 2008)
Maker/Donor
Spice of India
Related Place
India