Oil lamps from terra sigillata - porcelain of the Romans
A small piece of contemporary history and yet impressive evidence of the Roman Empire. For pupils and history fans of all ages exciting and inspiring in one. Finds of utensils bear witness to the way of life of the people in ancient Rome. Such utensils, such as vessels, figurines and oil lamps, were mainly made of terra sigillata - a material made of clay. It was also called "porcelain of the Romans." Objects made of terra sigillata shone due to their strong red color, shine and durability, which were produced by a special firing process.
Oil lamp Gladiator - ancient light source of a special kind
Oil lamps were an indispensable part of Roman everyday life. They existed in almost infinite forms, from the simplest but functional shapes to elaborately processed and decorated products. Thus, they were affordable for all classes of society and were produced in large numbers. The shapes and motifs of these light sources were particularly imaginative. Themes such as gods, hunting, eroticism, or battle scenes were popular and very common. Mostly such figures were carved or worked up in relief. The offered oil lamp Gladiator is a particularly unusual replica of terra sigillata and made after an original. Here, the theme of gladiator was purely figurative, with great attention to detail, such as the short sword, textile arm guards and Attic boeotian helmet. On the front and back are openings for wick and oil. The lamp can be operated with conventional lamp oil.
- Height: 18 cm
- Material: Terra sigillata (clay)
- Epoch: Rome
- Replica after original
Gladiators in ancient Rome - loved and despised
A gladiator (lat.gladius - sword) was a professional fighter, usually a slave. They served solely for entertainment and fought to the death in arenas. Students of gladiators received a very long and strict training, good food and medical care. Particularly successful fighters were revered in the arena like stars, but despised as human beings.
Historical oil lamp Gladiator - a piece of the past with atmosphere.
Perfectly shaped and extraordinary! Ideal as a display for thematic projects in class and indispensable for historical celebrations. But also as a collector's item or atmospheric accessory in a rustic ambience, this beautiful and original replica of a special Roman oil lamp is captivating.
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