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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