Oil lamps used to be the staple of artificial lighting during antiquity and beyond. They were cheap and relatively easy to manufacture, not expensive to fuel and provided the owner with a sufficient amount of brightness.
Apart from its practical uses it also comes along with a great level of beauty and detail. Romans in the olden days had a similar perception of zodiac signs as we do today. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise that you find images of these signs on many objects of daily life. Including oil lamps. The one at hand depicts the sign of Libra. Should you be a Libra yourself then this is the lamp for you. But it also makes for great present for collectors of ancient replicas as well as for other Libras. Additionally to that it not only functions as an element of decoration but also as a viable source of lighting.
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