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Butter Lamp

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China, Asia

Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Late 18th century

Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration

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

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 326, Asian Art, third floor

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

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

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