Well roared, lion!
The title is a Shakespeare quote, but not only this master poet was fond of lions, but also the Romans had great respect for this majestic creatures. Rich Romans used to have lions as pets and sometimes you could even see arena battles between lions, lions and other animals or lions and humans. Although not native to any Roman provinces, the lion became a popular animal within the empire and was henceforth found on many objects, including oil lamps.
Like today the lion stood for power, might and graze. You can find this animal on many crests and seals of noble families up till today.
The oil lamp at hand is entirely handmade and furthermore, both decorative and functional! You can use it to light your room at night or you can bring it as an alternative source of lighting on a camping trip. Everything is possible. But note that this lamp can only be used with vegetable oil. Modern lamp oils burn to hot and will not only destroy the lamp itself but also pose a tremendous fire hazard.
Lion Lamp Data
- Weight: 140 grams
- Includes 2 cotton made wicks
- Fine level of detail
- Made from clay
- Ready to use
- Only to be used with vegetable oil
- Can be carried while lit
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