Lampe funéraire

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206
Terre cuite, Modelage
Objet religieux, Lampe
Don manuel : Deydier, Agnès; Deydier, Christian
M.C. 10017

This three-branched funerary candelabra is a highly original object. Four intertwined dragons and a small hermaphrodite figure, bearded but with visible breasts, are its most notable features.
A similar hermaphrodite figure, which also carries an oil lamp on its head, was excavated at Guangzhou.

Reference(s) : Gilles Béguin, Activités du musée Cernuschi, Arts asiatiques, 1999, t.54, p. 131.
Art chinois, Musée Cernuschi, acquisitions 1993-2004, Paris Musées/Editions Findakly, 2005, p.58.
LPDP_25901-15
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