Buddhist Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 19
Photo 19 of 21 in Gallery: Buddhist Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Panas (ritual object)
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Panas (पानस, pānasa): a hand-crafted artistic oil lamp usually made of brass metal. It is also a ritual object commonly used by both Hindu and Buddhist people in various important religious and cultural rituals to create an ambience of energy and positivity.
The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu bronze sculpture (dhatu-kala) section.