Butter Lamp

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Period:
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Date:
Late 18th century

Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration

Dimensions:
4 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (11.4 x 10.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1986-26-303

Credit Line:
The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986

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Label:
Although clearly made in China, this pair of butter lamps may have been used by Chinese, Manchu, Mongol, or Tibetan practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.