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.
Replica of an ancient Oil Lamp Showing Medusa
Medusa is a well know being from many ancient tales and folklore stories. She is often described as a woman with snakes instead of hair and eyes that can turn people into stone. This mythological figure was as prominent in the ancient world as it is today. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise that you would find an image of her on an oil lamp. Romans loved their stories and also loved to decorate their houses and their belongings with the heroes and villains from their beloved tales. An oil lamp depicting Medusa, thus, seems more than fitting.
Additionally, this particular oil lamp is a replica modeled after a real archaeological find made near Heidelberg in Germany. This only amplifies its authenticity and special ancient charm.
It can be used right away, however, you should only use vegetable oil as fuel. Modern lamp oil burn way to hot for clay products and can destroy them within mere minutes.
Facts and Data for the Medusa Lamp
- Length: 11 cm
- Width: 8 cm
- Weight: 260 grams
- Includes a cotton made wick
- Style: Loeschcke Typus IV, Terra Sigiliata
- The original was found near Heidelberg / Germany
- Steadfast / high-end material
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