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  • Place of origin:

    Chamdo (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast and chased bronze with wooden stopper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Chamdo, where this vessel came from, was well known for its production of cast bronze ritual objects and vessels. The latter include frog-shaped water or beer pots and lamps such as these in the form of ducks.

Physical description

Lamp made of cast and chased bronze, with wooden stopper. In the form of a duck swimming in water. The stopper forms the bird's crest; it is tied by a chain to a grooved and bent piece of bronze, which is welded on to the lamp, uniting the neck of the bird with its back.

Place of Origin

Chamdo (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cast and chased bronze with wooden stopper


Height: 21.6 cm excluding stopper, Width: 20.3 cm

Object history note

The original owner questions its use as a temple lamp, stating that the missionary who bought this lamp for him saw a peasant drinking out of it.

Descriptive line

Lamp, cast and chased bronze, in the form of a duck, E.Tibet, 19th century.


Bronze; Wood


Casting; Chasing; Welding




South & South East Asia Collection

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