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miniature paper lantern
  • Japan
  • miniature paper lantern, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • paper, metal, balsa wood, plastic, paint, printing
  • Object Height/Diameter: a) 10.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: a) 4 1/8 x 1 in
    Object Height/Width: b) 10 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width: b) 3 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of William A. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0169.a,b

A miniature red paper lantern (2007.1069.a) with Japanese characters printed on the front in black and outlined in white. The ends of the lantern are painted black and the hanging loop is metal. The stand (2007.1069.b) for the lantern is black metal and the mounting hook, to attach it, is wrapped with white plastic tubing.