Ancient Roman lamps were small utensils, normally made from terracotta, which were used by the ancient Romans to provide artificial light. They were fuelled by olive oil and had from one to a dozen wicks. Some had handles so they could be moved easily from one room to another. They could also be carried by participants in ritual activities or by actors in plays.
Lamps could be decorated with erotic scenes, with gladiators, mythological figures and floral motifs. They were turned out en masse using moulds rather than being hand crafted.
Condition Report: Good condition.
Provenance: Private collection S.K., Bavaria, acquired in the 1960s.
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- Romersk antik
- Antal objekter
- 8.5×7×2 cm
- Århundrede/ Tidsramme
- 1st - 2nd Century AD
- God stand, se billede