© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Number: AB0319-0575
A PAIR OF FIGURE-SHAPED OIL LAMPS
Glazed ceramic
China, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

A formally unusual pair. Each of the two similarly large figures has a large head, from which protrudes a tall, conical piece. Both are squatting on the ground, have sturdy thighs and are holding a small, undefinable object in both hands. The glaze is typical for the Han era and displays a plentiful amount of silvery luster (that seems to increase the mysticalness). Possibly a fertility idol used as a lamp.

Dimensions: HEIGHT 22 CM
Condition: Good age-related condition
Provenance: Collection of Herbert Keuper, Germany

Post Auction:  sold/verkauft

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