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lamp-stand

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  • Museum number

    PDF,A.202

  • Description

    Yue stoneware lamp made in three parts with bear-shaped column and shallow upper bowl and lower dish. The lamp has a fine grey body and thin, olive green glaze, which has crazed. There is incising and pecking on column to suggest fur and moulded bands of decoration on bowl and dish. There are marks of five clay pads and three original legs which have been removed on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 3rdC-4thC
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  • Materials

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 115 millimetres
    • Diameter: 157 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Wu-Western Jin dynasty 3rd-early 4th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A202

    Lamp stand supported by a bear


    This Yue stoneware lamp is made up of three parts. The shallow bowl is supported on a column in the form of a crouching bear holding a fruit. This rests inside a dish which originally would have had three animal shaped feet. It is covered in a thin, olive-green glaze. The lamp was fired upright in the kiln on its base on six large supports. A related example with a Wu dynasty date equivalent to AD 265 has been excavated from a tomb at Qingliangshan, Nanjing.


    Stoneware with incised, moulded decoration and thin olive-green glaze
    Yue ware 越窯
    Shanglinhu kilns, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 上林湖窯
    Wu or Western Jin dynasty, AD 220–316

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 4 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.10, no.6 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989b p.34, no.15 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.54, no.A202 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case2/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Medley 1977 records: From the Eumorfopoulos Collection

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.202

Yue stoneware lamp made in three parts with bear-shaped column and shallow upper bowl and lower dish. Incising and pecking on column to suggest fur and moulded bands of decoration on bowl and dish. Fine grey body covered with thin, olive green glaze , which has crazed. Base bears marks of five clay pads and three original legs which have been removed.

Yue stoneware lamp made in three parts with bear-shaped column and shallow upper bowl and lower dish. Incising and pecking on column to suggest fur and moulded bands of decoration on bowl and dish. Fine grey body covered with thin, olive green glaze , which has crazed. Base bears marks of five clay pads and three original legs which have been removed.

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