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.
Every Romans needs Protection!
Romans were highly superstitious people that believed in a great many of gods and goddesses and prayed for their protection and guidance in matters of the daily life. Craftsmen usually prayed to the goddess Minerva. But she did not solely serve the interests of craftsmen, she also was seen as the goddess of knowledge and sometimes of war. She served many posts, just like all the other Roman gods too.
Many Romans were deeply religious and tried to praise their gods as often as possible. In order to do so, they decorated many of their daily used objects with images of them. You could find them literally everywhere. From jewels over lamps to paintings on walls. Everywhere you looked you could spot a god or a goddess. So, it does not come as a surprise to also find a goddess, in this case Minerva, on a lamp.
The lamp itself is modeled after a real archaeological find dating back to the 1st century A.D. This makes the object at hand all the more authentic and collectible.
The lamp itself is ready to use. Nevertheless, you should refrain from using modern lamp oils. Only vegetable oils are to be used as fuel. Everything else poses a potential danger.
Facts and Data of the Minerva Lamp!
- Length: 10 cm
- Weight: 140 grams
- Does include a wick, which makes it ready for use upon receiving
- Made entirely by hand
- Only high-end materials were used in manufacturing this oil lamp
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