Roman oil lamp with a Christogram
Roman oil lamp - millennia-old tradition, which still fascinates
Even in ancient times, people were looking for ways to provide their homes with light and heat. In addition to pine shavings, oil lamps were especially popular sources of light and heat.
In almost every household in Ancient Rome there was an oil lamp. These were mainly lit with olive oil. They were made of fired clay and were therefore very heat resistant.
Christogram as decoration very popular
Roman oil lamps were usually decorated with various ornaments. Therefore, they were not only practical, but also a visual highlight.
Very popular was a Christogram, which was always engraved in the center of the oil lamp. This sign is one of the most important symbols of Christianity. An oil lamp, which is provided with a Christogram, is very close to the original of Roman antiquity.
- Length of the oil lamp ca 12cm
- Place of discovery: Italica, Spain
Roman oil lamp with Christogram - conjure up a very special ambience in your rooms
With a Roman oil lamp you give your own four walls a very special flair. A breath from times long past will enter your home. Authentic is the decoration of the oil lamp with a Christogram. This was especially popular in times when the persecution of Christians had largely ended. Christians could use this symbol to express their faith to the outside world.
The decoration thus combines religion and tradition. Although the oil lamp functioned as a mass article in ancient times, it still had an expression of individualism.
Roman oil lamp with Christogram - tradition still popular today
The oil lamp with Christogram is truly unique and a piece of jewelry on any table. Even after more than a thousand years, an oil lamp with a Christogram is a popular accessory for your own four walls. Bring the magic of times long past into your home with a Roman oil lamp that is guaranteed to be the envy of everyone.
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