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Acquired in 1945 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Hildburgh Gift
date_end
0009-12-31
date_start
date_text
206 BC-AD 9 (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 32.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
69340
label
Lamp Western Han dynasty 206 BC-AD 8 Oil would have been placed in the dish. Both dish and shutters are movable to adjust the direction and brightness of the light. Cast bronze Dr W.L. Hildburgh Gift Museum no. M.7-1945 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:57:36.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:57:36.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 11
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Cast bronze
museum_number
M.7PART1 to 5-1945
museum_number_token
m71945
object_number
O72254
object_type
Lamp
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The base of this bronze lamp is in the shape of a bowl standing on three legs. From one side of the bowl rises a pipe that looks like a bird with a long curving neck and a wide open mouth. The accessories are a flat dish with handle and two shutters. Oil would have been put in the dish, and the shutters are movable to adjust the direction and brightness of the light. Any soot or smoke would have been conducted through the bird's hollow neck into the bowl. The entire vessel can be dismantled and cleaned.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AN7089
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The base of this bronze lamp is in the shape of a bowl standing on three legs. From one side of the bowl rises a pipe that looks like a bird with a long curving neck and a wide open mouth. The accessories are a flat dish with a handle and two shutters. The person using the lamp would fill the dish with oil and move the shutters to adjust the direction and brightness of the light. Any soot or smoke would have been conducted through the bird's hollow neck into the bowl. The entire lamp can be dismantled and cleaned.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
lamp-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
9
year_start
-206