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  • Bronze Figural Oil-lamp

    Past Highlights: Bronze Figural Oil-lamp

    Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)
    Sculpture & Ornament, 1996

    The kneeling man who supports the tray to hold the oil is modelled with great realism for a Han period bronze.  Both his physical appearance and his costume indicate that he is from one of the minority groups - perhaps the Xiongnu in the north - living a more or less autonomous existence on the borders of China
     

    Height: 23.4cm