Oil lamp gladiators with tendril decoration

Item number: 40149

Oil lamp out of burnt clay were very common as light source in Antiquity. Because of the high temperature while burning normally the lamp does not break. To be sure you can put it onto a insensitive surface.

Category: Oil Lamps

19,99 €
≈ £ 18.37

including 19% VAT. , plus shipping

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Time period:

Öllampen Hinweis

Die Lampe muß im betriebsbereiten, brennenden und gelöschten Zustand unbedingt außerhalb der Reichweite von Kindern gehalten werden. In der Vergangenheit sind mehrfach Todesfälle und schwere Lungenverletzungen bei Kindern bundesweit registriert worden, welche Lampenöl getrunken oder an den Dochten gesaugt haben. Synthetische Lampenöle, welche im Handel erhältlich sind, führen beim Einatmen, was bei Verschlucken oder Ausspucken leicht passieren kann, schon in kleinsten Mengen zu starken bis tödlichen Vergiftungen der Lunge. Da es bei historischen Lampen keine Möglichkeit gibt, eine Kindersicherung nach DIN 14059 herzustellen, möchten wir unsere Kunden auf ihre Aufsichtspflicht hinweisen.Um die Lebensgefahr für Kinder auszuschließen, empfehlen wir den Betrieb der Lampen mit Speiseölen. Getestet und für geeignet befunden wurden folgende Öle: Sonnenblumenöl, Olivenöl, Nussöl und Rapsöl.

Shipping weight:
0,24 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width × height ):
14,00 × 8,50 × 4,00 cm

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!

The 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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