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.
Roman oil lamp Aries
Illumination in ancient times
In exactly the same way in which this Aries zodiac sign oil lamp has been manufactured, the ancient Romans would mass produce oil lamps with clay. Some particularly noteworthy features of these lamps are an inscription reading <i>Aries</i> on the forehead of the ram, a hole just below the animal's mouth intended for the oil refilling, the larger hole for the wick and air circulation as well as a handle, finely adorned with lines.
- material: ceramic
- dimensions: length approximately 11 cm x breadth approximately 6,5 cm
- 2 wicks included
- features an image of an Aries' head in the centre
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