Mortuary Lamp


Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Mingqi
Object Number C359
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Han Dynasty
Date Made 1st Century - 3rd Century CE
Section Asian
Materials Ceramic | Clay | Lead Glaze
Technique Fired | Glazed
Iconography Phoenix | Crane | Fish

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.

Credit Line Purchased from Yamanaka, 1918
Other Number Getz 138 - Other Number

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