Oil lamps Warning
The lamp must be kept out of the reach of children when it is ready for operation, burning and extinguished. In the past, several deaths and serious lung injuries have been recorded nationwide in children who have drunk lamp oil or sucked on the wicks. Synthetic lamp oils, which are commercially available, cause severe to fatal poisoning of the lungs when inhaled, which can easily happen if swallowed or spat out, even in the smallest quantities. As there is no possibility to produce a child safety lock according to DIN 14059 for historical lamps, we would like to point out to our customers that they have to be supervised. The following oils have been tested and found suitable: sunflower oil, olive oil, nut oil and rapeseed oil.
The Goddess of Luck and Chance
Fortuna is the Roman Goddess of luck an chance. Therefore, she holds one of the most significant positions within the all the Roman deities. Many temples have been erected in her honor all over the empire. And still today people worship this unique and powerful Goddess.
Thus, it should not be surprising that you can find a depiction of her on an oil lamp. Romans mostly were deeply religious people, that always tried to gain favor from their favorite deity. Therefore, they used to decorate their houses and flats with all portraits, idols and pictures of their Gods and Goddesses - even objects of daily life, such as oil lamps, were often graced with depictions of them. Fortuna, like mentioned beforehand, was one of the most influential Goddesses and is hence found on many objects and in many works of art.
Should you too be a worshiper of Fortuna or just want to wish someone luck, then this is the right lamp for you!
It is not only highly decorative, but also fully functional. Fortuna Facts
- Weight: 220 grams
- Modeled after an original archaeological find made near Trier
- Original dates back the 1st century A.D.
- Made from clay / Terra Sigilata
- Neat details
- Handmade in Germany
- 100% authentic
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