Skip Navigation

Lamp in the Form of the Mythical Garuda Bird

Arts of the Pacific Islands

  • Reportedly From: Java, Indonesia
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS approximate: 20 7/8 x 39 3/4 in. (53 x 101 cm) Width of body (not including wings): 9 13/16 in. (25 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Alfred T. White Fund
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1930, provenance not yet documented; by 1930, acquired by Soenda Company, Inc., New York, NY; 1930, purchased from Soenda Co. by the Brooklyn Museum.
    Provenance FAQ
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Lamp in the Form of the Mythical Garuda Bird, 19th century. Brass, approximate: 20 7/8 x 39 3/4 in. (53 x 101 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred T. White Fund, 30.1171. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 30.1171_front_acetate_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 30.1171_front_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    "CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
    You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply. Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form (charges apply). For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch. For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright. If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact
    Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.