Gladiators as well as arena battles were hughly popular during Roman antiquity. This is a widely known fact. Inspite of this being common knowledge many people tend to underestimate how far the love of these sport stars went. Some hardcore fans decorated their whole houses with memorabilia of certain gladiators and arena battle - not unlike hardcore sport fans today do. So, it does not come as a surprise that you would find an oil lamp modeled after a typical gladiator's helmet. Lamps like that used to be sold right after arena battles as souvenirs. The lamp at hand is modeled after a real archaeological find.
Should you not only be interested in Roman history but also in the history of sports or sports in general then this is just the lamp for you! It also makes for a great present.
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