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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.62.34

Medium or Technique

Mold-made terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices