Tripod lamp (deng) with attached tray

Historical period(s)
Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 x 20 x 12.1 cm (2 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 3/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1979.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Lamp

Keywords
Carl Whiting Bishop collection, casting, China, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1923-25
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased by Carl Whiting Bishop in Luoyang, Henan province. [1]

Notes:

[1] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection (Bishop Collection) to the permanent collection in August 8, 1974. Also see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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