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Lantern topped by the figure of a woman

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Mold made terracotta cylindrical lantern. It is topped by the bust of woman, probably representing Isis, but the crown is indistinct. There is a suspension loop at the top. The opening in the front of the lantern is in the form of a shrine facade with a frieze of uraei and a sun disk. The...

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Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt; 1962: accepted by the MFA; 1969: did not arrive at the MFA.

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Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Height x width: 16 x 5.1 cm (6 5/16 x 2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mold-made terracotta


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices