Danube Virtual Museum


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


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.