Classic bronze Paavai Vilakku/ Deepa Lakshmi from Tamilnadu, rare lamp designed in Queen’s style life like with exceptional details, workmanship quality & super fine detailing, one can see the features, saree draping style, design in her robes, jewelery, hair do, even the strand waves in hair are depicted perfectly, such unique depiction is not seen in most paavai lamps
4.75 inches tall
3.25 inches wide
Traditional South Indian Votive oil lamp depicting a lady holiding a lamp with both hands is known by various names such as Paavai Vilakku / Kai Vilakku yendiya Kaarigai / Deepa Lakshmi / Vilakku lakshmi meaning “lamps held by woman in her hands” or “Damsel with the lamp”..It signifies an unique craft made by the Yavanas (The Greeks) from a mix of metals including gold mainly for the use at the Palace of Pandya kings. It was said that most of these original paavai lamps were designed based on the queen and royal ladies as the model and that the reason most of the antique paavai has elaborate detailing in attire, make over and draped with jewellery and has the crown on its head this can be evidently seen on close observation, she is seen on a serrated pattern pedestal in standing stance
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