Friday, October 13, 2017

Lantern Suspended on The Occasion of a Wedding

Image from page 149 of "An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians, written in Egypt during the years 1833-1835"
Author: Lane, Edward William, 1801-1876
Text Appearing Before Image:
The lantern here represented, which is constructed of wood, and painted green, red, white, and blue, is called tureiya (the Arabic name of the Pleiades), and, together with the frame above, from which six lamps are suspended, and which is termed khatim Suleyman (or Solomons seal), composes what is called a heml kanadeel. 

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