Asian Art

Lamp in the Shape of an Averter of Evil (Bixie)

3rd century BC–1st century CE

Bronze

Object: 7.303 x 13.018 x 6.985cm (H 2 7/8 x W 5 1/8 x D 2 3/4in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1954.48.14
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Western Han dynasty (206 BC–8 CE)
Classification: 
Containers - Metal
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

Desmond Gure, “Selected Examples from the Jade Exhibition at Stockholm, 1963: A Comparative Study,” Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 36 (1964): 117–58.

Brian Morgan, “The Unusual View of Jades,” The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong Bulletin No. 6 (1984): 11.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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