Roman oil lamp horse head with tendril decoration
A vacation memory or rather a collector's item?
Have you seen antique oil lamps in your last vacation in Rome and missed to buy one for your home and dream since then to own one yourself and tell your guests about the beautiful vacation? Or are you a collector of antique items yourself and looking for another beautiful and special piece for your collection? An antique oil lamp also makes a great special gift for your loved ones.
Oil lamps in Roman antiquity
In Roman antiquity, oil lamps were one of the most commonly used means of lighting. In addition to their simple handling, they have a sufficient burning time and a pleasant light, can be quickly and easily refilled and also look beautiful.
- dimensions: ca 10x7cm
- with handle
- plastic raised relief
- incl. 2 wicks
Why is it worth buying such a lamp?
Whoever displays such an oil lamp in the living room or office, will always immediately find an excellent topic of conversation. Whether in a display case, from a sideboard or simply as a decoration on the table, this oil lamp gives the room a special flair and radiates the splendor of our ancient ancestors.
The features of the oil lamp with tendril decoration
The oil lamp horse head with tendril decoration and handle dates back to the 1st century AD and was made of clay material. The densely fired lamp is a chic collector's item. The lamp was made in Spain. It is characterized by a plastic raised relief. The dimensions of the lamp are about 10cm x 7cm.
The lamp is filled with olive oil or other vegetable oil. Olive oil in particular has good burning properties and was also available in the Roman Empire.
The use of vegetable oils reduces the risk of fire and the formation of cracks in the clay due to overheating. Olive oil provides more authenticity, as the Romans used almost exclusively olive oil to fuel the oil lamps.
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