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from Aberdeenshire

Postcard of Lantern.
© National Museums Scotland


This wooden lantern is from Aberdeenshire. It dates from the 18th century.

The rectangular lantern has a sloping top and horn windows on three sides, with a door on the fourth side. It is bound all round with leather and a tab of leather, fixed to the door with studs, serves as a handle. There is a handle of twisted cord.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-299-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGK 5
Date: 18th century
Material: Wood with horn windows, leather and cord bindings
Dimensions: 11.50" H x 5.00" L x 5.00" W; 3.00" x 5.70" windows
What: Lantern, candle
Subject: Lighting - lanterns - candles (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire
Scotland, Aberdeenshire
Description: Rectangular lantern of wood with a sloping top and horn windows on three sides, from Aberdeenshire, 18th century
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