Fish-Shaped Lamp, Anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1500
This lamp is cast in the form of a gigantic fish. It could be filled with oil and lit by a wick sticking out of its mouth. The young woman is the heroine Shri Tanjung who rode to heaven on a fish after being falsely accused and murdered by her jealous husband. This scene from Javanese literature was often used to describe the journey of the soul after death.