This oil lamp is made after original from the 1st century AD. It is decorated with a depiction of Helios. Oil lamps were the main source of artificial light during the Roman Empire (and after). They were made in a large diversity. Helios is the sun god from the Greek mythology.
Olive oil was originally used as a fuel, but of course this oil lamp can also be used with modern lamp oil. This oil lamp is completely handmade with two different moulds. It was subsequently baked in a temperature of 1200 degrees °C. It is made of red earthenware terra sigillata and it measures 12 x 7 cm. It is delivered including a 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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