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Roman oil lamp chimera

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This oil lamp is made after an original from the 2nd century AD. It is decorated with the depiction of Chimera. Oil lamps were the main source of artificial light during the Roman Empire and afterwards. They were made in a large diversity. The Chimera is a figure from the Greek mythology. It is a monstrous creature, a combination of several animals, originating from the region of Lycia in Anatolia.

Olive oil was originally used for fuel, but of course this oil lamp can also be burned with modern lamp oil. This oil lamp is fully hand made with two different moulds. It is afterwards baked in a temperature of 1200 °C. It is made from red clay, terra sigillata, and measures 11 x 8 cm. Delivered including wick.

This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

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