Danube Virtual Museum

Lantern

Title: Lantern
Location/Region: Vinča, Podunavlje - Danube area, around Belgrade
Chrolonology: 1900 - 2000
Museum: Etnographic Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Material: Metal, glass
Dimensions: 23 х 13 cm
Production Technique: Craftsmanship

Description

Shaped as parallelepiped, with the shuttle with bars on the top. The construction is metal, and the sides are made of glass. The glass is of more recent production; before a parchment paper was used. In front of the glass there is a quadrangular network made of thicker wire. “Žiža” (tar and tallow, fat with wick) is placed inside; later it was replaced with a tallow candle. It was used when going out to the stable, etc.