Ceramic Lantern

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454

This lantern presents a classic example of Raqqa lusterware in its stonepaste body composition, overglaze luster‑painting technique, and decorative motifs, which closely resemble those on the other lusterware objects in the collection. Its form, however, is unusual. Modeled from slabs and rolls, it resembles a square domed building, articulated at each corner by a column and finial.

Ceramic Lantern, Stonepaste; underglaze-painted in blue, luster-painted on transparent glaze

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