A Henan Black Glazed Oil Lamp

Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Reference#: PE1295

Height: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm.)
Diameter: 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm.)

The stoneware vessel of deep, conical form with flat footrim and recessed base, the interior inset with a smaller bowl at an angle, leaving a small opening for the wick on the rim of the outer bowl, the interior wall of the smaller bowl with a small loop through which the wick would be threaded, covered in a deep brown glaze with russet markings and falling short of the foot on the exterior.

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