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Han Dynasty Bronze Oil Lamp

Bronze portable oil lamp with folding lid.  Half of the cover opens upward with a middle hinge shaped as a male kneeling figure.  As the upper section held the wick and flame, the lower vessel stored oil.  Early Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220).   H. 5.5 in (14 cm), L. 6 in (15.2 cm) 

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