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 gladiator lamp
This Roman oil lamp shows a classical fight of two gladiators attacking each other. The Roman oil lamp is fabricated true to a discovery from the 1st century out of red clay with the plastic image of a pair of Roman gladiators in the mirror and a decorating tendril ornamentation.
- length of the oil lamp ca. 14 cm
- including an instruction for management
- ornaments like relief
- ancient optic
There were many different types of gladiators, that were categorised by their weapons, with which they were fighting. On the internet pages of the Forum Traiani you can inform yourself about those brave man and their fights!
So popular were the Roman gladiators' fights, that obviously they could not be missing in the fine arts neither. Often Roman oil lamps, just like the different objects on these pages of the Roman Shop under the category Kitchen & Camp impressively are shown, equipped with reliefs or plastic images from the daily life of the Romans. Because the oil lamps out of clay were omnipresent light sources in Roman Antiquity and in ever household they were to find in great numbers and variety.
Burning material of the oil lamp
As fuel served olive oil, but as well it can burn with cooking oil of common lamp oil. For protection all oil lamps are glazed inside! Additionally you receive two wick for replacement for free!
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