A ROMAN TERRACOTTA LANTERN
A ROMAN TERRACOTTA LANTERN

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN TERRACOTTA LANTERN
circa 1st century a.d.
In the form of a comedic mask, the megaphone-like mouth open for insertion of a lamp, with a ridged bald pate, projecting ears, and wide almond-shaped eyes beneath arching brows, perforated throughout to create beams of projecting light
57/8 in. (14.9 cm) high
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