Branched lamp, Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.

Branched lamp, Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.

  • Image Number:B1A000071N000000000PAB
  • Dynasty:Han dynamity
  • Category:Bronzes
  • Function:Illuminator
  • Material:Mineral/metal/bronze
  • Description:
    This piece consists of three lamps, The highest lamp stands on the highest lamp post in the center. The bottom of the lamp post is decorated with lotus petals. A cicada and a monkey are attached to the lamp post below. There are curly branches under the monkeys stretching to the left and right. Each branch holds a lamp. There is also a monkey among the lower curly branches. The base of the lamp post is round and is decorated with carved dragon patterns. The small animals on the lamp post and between the curly branches are not only lifelike, The cicadas and monkeys on the middle lamp post can also rotate or lift. The left and right lamps can be disassembled from the lamp post. They are assembled by inserting them into the sheath in the middle of the lamp post

漢 連枝鐙

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