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Lantern of Pharos, or Lighthouse of Alexandria
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About Lantern of Pharos, or Lighthouse of Alexandria
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The small terra-cotta lantern imitates the Pharos, or Lighthouse, of Alexandria. The three tiers of the tower, rectangular, eight-sided, and cylindrical, are clearly distinguished.

The holes serve as windows of the Pharos, while the lines incised in the clay mark the courses of masonry. Light comes out of the holes in the body, while the vertical ring on the top is for hanging the lantern.

Dimensions:  Height 18 cm

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