Candelabrum

Accession No. R023506
Period Sui and Tang dynasties
Material Porcelain
Findspot Tomb No. 243 Hsiao-t'un, Yin Xu site
Geographic Location Hsiao-t'un village, Anyang, Honan province, China
Dimension H. 12.0 cm,W. of foot 7.0 cm

Description

Period: Sui-tang dynasty.(581-907 A.D.)
Medium: Porcelain

With the development of Buddhism beliefs, lighting instruments became common grave goods as they were widely used in Buddhist rituals. These included candle holders and oil lamp stands made of stone, metal and porcelain.