Roman oil lamp Bacchus

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This oil lamp is a replica of an original found in Pompeii. A similar oil lamp from the 2nd century has been excavated in Trier and is nowadays part of the collection of the Landesmuseum in Trier.

Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, but especially of wine, intoxication and drunkenness! The god Bacchus derives from the Greek god Dionysos and his Etruskan counterpart is the god Fufluns.

Olive oil was originally used as fuel, but this oil lamp can of course also be used with modern lamp oil. This oil lamp is completely handmade with two different molds. Subsequently it was baked in a temperature of 1200 °C. It is made of red earthenware, terra sigillata, and has a length if 11,5 cm. It is delivered including a wick.

Product details:
Length: 11.5 cm
Material: terra sigillata
Production method: cast
Based on a historic original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 1000 *

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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