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Roman oil lamp gladiator Decirivs-Bibius

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This oil lamp is a replica of a piece from the 1st-2nd century. It shows a gladiator battle, the gladiators' names are Decirius and Baebius. Gladiators were the classical film stars and prof football players, with a fan base and enormous support. Such lamps were mainly used between the 1st and 2nd century AD. Oil lamps were the main source of artificial light in the time of the Roman empire and afterwads.

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 on a temperature of 1200 °C. It is made from red clay, terra sigillata, and is 11 x 8 cm large. Delivery 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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