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Mortuary Lamp

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Object Number:C359
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Han Dynasty
Date Made: 1st Century - 3rd Century CE
Early Date: 1
Late Date: 220
Section:Asian
Materials:Ceramic
Clay
Lead Glaze
Technique:Fired
Glazed
Iconography:Phoenix
Crane
Fish
Credit Line:Purchased from Yamanaka, 1918
Other Number:GETZ 138 - Other Number

Description

This lamp is made in two sections. There is a cone with leaf-shaped apertures, on which rests another section surmounted possibly by a phoenix with upraised wings. This may be a replica of a metal original.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese ceramics (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Sep 1987) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 225 no.138View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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