Statuette en bronze de bélier formant lampe à huile Dynastie Ming ou antérieure | 明或更早期 銅臥羊燈 | A 'ram' bronze oil lamp, Ming Dynasty or earlier
1,200 - 1,500 EUR
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1,200 - 1,500 EUR
Collection Particulière Française
Statuette en bronze de bélier formant lampe à huile Dynastie Ming ou antérieure
A 'ram' bronze oil lamp, Ming Dynasty or earlier
l'animal couché sur ses pattes, le dos formant un couvercle pivotant (2)
9,1 cm, 3⅝ in.
9.1 公分， 3⅝英寸
The back of the ram opens to form a candlestick. The piece is in overall good condition with expected occasional pitting and surface wear as well as small dense along the edges, all conmensurate with the edge and type. The stand is associated.
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A Western Han dynasty prototype of this oil lamp, of larger size, excavated from the tomb of the son of the Emperor Jing, Liu Sheng (165-113 BC), is now preserved in the Hebei provincial museum, published on http://www.hebeimuseum.org.cn/contents/159/1018.html