Roman relief oil lamp Serapis
Serapis an ancient Egyptian god, was declared by Ptolemy, the first integrative imperial god. Serapis combines various myths, he can also be called an Egyptian-Hellenistic god. His name originated from the name of Osiris (Sir/Sar) and Apis (Hepi). The Apis bull is a symbol of fertility in Egyptian mythology. He carries characteristics of different gods in himself one finds in him the ancient Egyptian deity Osiris, the Apis bull, but also the Greek-Roman main gods Zeus, Jupiter, Hades and Pluton.
The representation as a sitting man with beard, is similar to that of Zeus.
As a symbol of fertility, he sometimes carries a Greek harvest basket, on his head. But he is also depicted as a standing man with a bull's head or with a snake staff of Asclepius.
By the qualities of the slave liberator and the oracle, he became a universal protection god for the Ptolemies .
Thus, he is a god of protection fertility, healing and an ancient Egyptian imperial god.
- Clay oil lamp
- incl. wicks
- burns with olive oil
- Dimensions approx. 15 x 5 x 5 cm
- Quality product of the Forum Traiani ®
Traditional handmade production
This oil lamp is, like once its antique model, made of two-part molds, covered with an engobe and fired at high temperature. The high firing temperature ensures that the lamps are generally tight. The inside of the lamp is glazed to protect it from heat, but it can happen that oil is drawn out over the "lamp nose" and runs down the lamp. For safety's sake, a heat-resistant coaster should be placed under the oil lamp.
Light accents for indoors and outdoors
With this oil lamp you can set accents in any place in the house. But also outside when barbecuing in the garden or celebrating on the terrace it creates the right mood. But never leave the oil lamps burning unattended!
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