Lanterns of the Dead

Slender, towerlike structures erected in cemeteries to contain a light and often an altar; common in Medieval France.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
2745
Names
lanterns of the dead
lantern of the dead
cemetery beacons
dead, lanterns of the
graveyard lanterns
dodenlantaarns Dutch
dodenlantaarn Dutch
linternas de los muertos Spanish
linterna de los muertos Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005912. The J. Paul Getty Trust.