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.
Ridicule for a dead Queen
The image shown on this oil lamp is not very favorable for Queen Cleopatra. She once was held in high regard by her people and by the people of other ancient nations. This drastically changed after her tangling with two Roman rulers and finally loosing all her power and reputation. After her downfall and the resulting suicide she become nothing more than a laughing stock among her once loyal subjects. The image depicting at hand shows her completely naked riding on a crocodile, while attempting you sit on its phallus. Such an insult would have been out of the questions while Queen Cleopatra still was the reigning monarch of Egypt.
Otherwise this oil lamp is very special. It is made in Egypt and its motif makes it greatly unique and a very special item to have. Hence, every collector or fan of Cleopatra should consider buying this rare gem. Furthermore, it is not only a piece of decoration but also a fully functional oil lamp ready to use.
Cleopatra Oil Lamp Facts and Details
- Weight: approx. 120 gram
- Comes with two wicks
- Can be used with any kind of vegetable oil (no modern substitutes!)
- Unique and special motif
- Nice collector's piece
- Makes for a great present for any fans of old Egypt or Cleopatra
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