This oil lamp is made after an original from the 1st century AD. It is decorated with an erotic motive. Oil lamps were the main source of artificial light during the Roman Empire and afterwards. They were made in a large diversity. They often showed an erotic motive, these were associated with luck, creativity and fertility.
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 has a length of 10 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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