Wine is a predominant element of daily Roman Life. You could find this drink everywhere in the empire. Everyone consumed it - even small children as young as five years old were already given wine. But one should not forget that wine in antiquity was far less strong than wine today. It was more or less grape must. Additionally it was almost always stretched with water. Pure wine was seldom consumed. The prominent nature of this drink made the corresponding plants highly popular. That is why one can find depictions of vines and grapes on nearly every object used by Romans. So, it should not come as a surprise that you could also find grapevines and grapes on an oil lamp.
It was a very popular motif for a great many things!
Upon receiving the oil lamp at hand is ready for use. But you should only use vegetable oils as fuel. Modern lamp oils will destroy the lamp within mere minutes and impose a grave fire hazard on the surrounding area. Olive oil has tested very well and is very authentic.
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