Roman gladiators oil lamp
This antique oil lamp shows a battle scene of two gladiators in its vividly crafted mirror. The lamp is made by hand. Each piece is therefore unique!
- Oil lamp dimensions about 11x8cm
- incl. 2 wicks
- can be used with cooking oil
- Organic packaging with wood wool
- Oil lamps description
By the way, the popular gladiator fights of the Romans originated from the fights at funeral ceremonies of the Etruscans: Here, heavily armed prisoners of war had to compete against each other as human sacrifices in a duel to the death, in order to reconcile the spirit of the deceased with their blood and to make the gods of the dead merciful. The first purely Roman gladiatorial combat took place in 264 B.C. A gladiatorial combat based on the Etruscan model was held as a sacrifice for the deceased senator Junius Brutus Pera. There were also many different types of gladiators, classified according to the weapons they fought with. On the website of the Forum Traiani you can learn about the brave men and their fights!
The fights in the arena
So popular were the Roman gladiator fights that they naturally could not be missing in the visual arts. Often Roman oil lamps, as the various objects on these pages of the Roman store under the category of pottery and ceramics impressively show, were provided with reliefs or plastic representations from the everyday life of the Romans. For the oil lamps made of clay were ubiquitous light givers in Roman antiquity and could be found in every household in large numbers and variety.
Olive oil was used as fuel, but they can also be burned with cooking or commercial lamp oil. For protection, all oil lamps are glazed from the inside! You will also receive two replacement wicks free of charge!
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