Lighting in ancient times
Just as this oil lamp zodiac sign Aries is made, oil lamps were made of clay as a mass product by the Romans. The hole below the mouth for filling with oil, the inscription Aries (German: Aries) on the forehead of the ram, the carrying handle decorated with lines and the larger hole for wick and air circulation are considered special features.
Oil lamp for idyllic ambience
Convince yourself of the ancient appearance of our oil lamp zodiac sign Aries.
Since time immemorial, star and zodiac signs have played an important role in astronomy as well as in everyday life. Our oil lamp is made as a replica with ram's head and various ornaments.
- Material : Ceramic
- Dimensions : length ca.11 cm x width : ca. 6,5 cm
- incl. 2 wicks
- in the center the relief-like image of a ram's head
Roman oil lamp with zodiac sign Aries
Zodiac means zodiac, is divided into twelve signs of the zodiac and arises from the astronomical conception of antiquity. In ancient times, it was believed that the sun, moon and planets orbited the earth on the ecliptic (apparent orbit). The ecliptic is divided into twelve equal sections. Each section is given the name of one of the zodiacal signs known to this day, which also includes Aries. On the ecliptic, summer and winter solstice as well as spring and autumn equinox can be read. Oil lamps belonged to the usual household goods, were affordable even for poor households and were provided with various motifs from everyday life.
Light source oil lamp = natural and artificial
Add to your collection of antique items as a history enthusiast with this particularly beautiful oil lamp ram. Likewise, our Zodiac oil lamp Aries is a unique gift for connoisseurs and lovers of antiquity.
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