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Lamp

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    265-589 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Unglazed grey earthenware with unfired white slip and painting

  • Museum number:

    C.132-1926

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 5

Physical description

Lamp in the form of an owl, of unglazed grey earthenware with unfired white slip. It has a hole for oil at the back of the owl's head, and a mottled appearance due to decay with traces of linear painting in black and yellow.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

265-589 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Unglazed grey earthenware with unfired white slip and painting

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm, Width: 5.7 cm

Descriptive line

Lamp, unglazed grey earthenware with unfired white slip and painting, China, Six Dynasties period (265-589)

Production Note

Label, 1994

Materials

Earthenware; Slip

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Owl

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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