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Terracotta lantern

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Egyptian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Lucy W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.2092
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Rectangular model of wayside shrine to be used as a lamp shelter.
Until 1888, collection of Joseph William Drexel, New York; acquired in 1889, gift of Mrs. Lucy Wharton Drexel.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 707 (?), New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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