Title

Butter Lamp

Creator

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Source

David C. Graham Collection

Maxey Catalog Number

WHIT-G-0067

Description

Tibetan Butter Lamp of clay. Black, goblet shaped, approx. 5 cm tall, Diameter of bowl approx. 5 cm, bottom is concave with vestigial stem. Lamp appears to have a rusted like quality, almost like stone. Accession File states: "Tibetan Butter Lamp of Clay. A Tibetan butter lamp of clay, used by the Tibetans in worship or merely to secure light. Butter is used as oil, or fuel, and strings or pieces of cloth as wicks. Secured by D. C. Graham at Tatsienlu, August, 1930."

Type

Physical object

Format

Clay

Cultural Affiliation

Chinese

Donor

Dr. David Crockett Graham

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