Buddhist Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 21
Photo 21 of 21 in Gallery: Buddhist Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Panas (ritual object), detail of bottom
This bronze sculpture shows a detail of the bottom of a 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.