Tall Footed Blue-and-Whiter Butter Lamp with Lotus Motifs and “Om Mani Padme Hum” Mantra of Guanyin (Avalokiteshvara)

China

Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Butter lamps were filled with butter and used as lamps on Tibetan Buddhist altars. The Qing dynasty imperial family were followers of Tibetan Buddhism.

  • Titles Tall Footed Blue-and-Whiter Butter Lamp with Lotus Motifs and "Om Mani Padme Hum" Mantra of Guanyin (Avalokiteshvara) (Descriptive)
  • Artist China
  • Medium porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
  • Dimensions 3 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. Diam. (9.8 x 11.7 cm)
  • Credit Line Gift of Thaddeus H. Crenshaw, 2002.112
  • Work Type lamp
  • Classification Containers
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