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.
Fire and Water
Neptune is the Roman God of the sea. But that does not change the fact that he is depictet on a lamp solely functioning with fire. Lamps decorated like this were often used by seafarers and fishermen. Romans mostly were deeply religious and deeply devoted people, that tried to implement their many Gods into their daily lives as much as possible. So it should not come as a surprise that you find them on any objects of daily life.
It was more likely for people associated to the sea to own an oil lamp depicting Neptune. Should you too be fond of the world's oceans or be looking for a light to bring with you on your early morning fishing trips, then this might just be the lamp for you! Furthermore, it makes for a good present for other seafarers or enthusiastic fishermen.
Additionally, you can not only expect the authentic Roman feel, but also the use of only high quality raw materials forged into a nice looking corpus by 100% handcraft.
- Length: 14 cm
- Weight: 340 grams
- Modeled after a real archaeological find (2nd centure A.D.)
- Found in Carthage
- Purchase includes 2 cotton made wicks
- Handmade in Germany
- Terra Sigilata
- Detailed decoration
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