This oil lamp is a replica of a 1st century original excavated in Pompeii. Lamps like this were mostly used between the 1st and 2nd century AD. Oil lamps were the main source of artificial light during the Roman Empire and afterwards. The were made in a large diversity. This lamp has seven flames, so seven different light sources.
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.
Length: 16 cm
Width: 16 cm
Material: terra sigillata
Production method: cast
Based on a historic original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 1500 *
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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