Carol Radcliffe Bolon

Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution

Carol Radcliffe Bolon is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. She was Curator for South and Southeast Asian Art at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art and was Professor of South Asian Art and South Asian Studies at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Forms of the Goddess Lajja Gauri (Penn State Press, 1992) and co-editor of The Nature of Frank Lloyd Wright (University of Chicago Press, 1988). She has published extensively on early Chalukya sculpture and the architecture of South India.


Light of Devotion: Oil Lamps of Kerala

Carol Radcliffe Bolon

This in-depth study of the medieval oil lamps of Kerala and beyond considers these art objects as primary sources for a broader discussion on the ritual use of Hindu oil lamps, their related and unique cultural history, their motifs, style and subject matter. From an understudied region, many of the pieces presented are previously unpublished. READ MORE

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