This lamp was made using the ‘à cire perdue’ or lost wax brass cast technique whereby wax model of the lamp was made and clay applied to the model. After drying, the clay cast was heated which will result in the wax melting away. Molten brass was then poured into the mould to replace the ‘lost wax’. The brass was then allowed to cool and the mould broken away. The lamp was then finished with filing and polishing.

Date/Period
c.1900
Region
Sulawesi, Indonesian Archipelago
Dimension
Object size: H29.5 x Dia16.4 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-03241
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Brass

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