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Oil lamp

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Lamp - a small vessel with a wick, filled with oil, used to illuminate rooms in antiquity. Ceramic lamps were the most common, but there were other options, such as metal ones. The lamps could have a variety of shapes. They could have both several ends for fetishes, and contain patterns, plots (especially popular were plots with gladiators , or they themselves could be in the form of an object, such as an animal.

Terracotta lamp. The British Museum. 1-2 century AD
Roman oil lamps. Singidunum was found. Belgrade Museum. 2-4 centuries A.D.
Roman oil lamp with a man playing a lyre. A.D. 40-75

The production of lamps was massive. They were created not only by hand modeling, but also stamped through pre-prepared forms.

Form for lamps. 1-2 century AD
Form for lamps. Exhibition in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, 1-2 century AD

Related topics

Peaceful Utensils, Katinum, Calix, Gladiators

Gallery

Roman oil lamp with gladiatorial combat. Romisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne, 1st-2nd century AD
Roman oil lamp. Romisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne, 1st-2nd century AD
Oil lamp with Minerva. Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich. Ceramics. 1st century AD
Terracotta lamp. Thorvaldsens Museum. 1-2 century AD
Terracotta lamp. Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich. 1-2 century AD
Terracotta lamp with a triumph. The British Museum. Second half of the 1st century AD
Terracotta lamp. Thorvaldsens Museum. 1-2 century AD
Terracotta lamp. Thorvaldsens Museum. 1-2 century AD
Terracotta lamp. Thorvaldsens Museum. 1-2 century AD
Terracotta lamp. Thorvaldsens Museum. 1-2 century AD
Terracotta lamp. Thorvaldsens Museum. 1-2 century AD
Terracotta lamp. Thorvaldsens Museum. 1-2 century AD
An oil lamp with two skeletons. Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich. 1-2 century AD
Roman oil lamp in the form of a trireme. Found in Singidunum. Belgrade Museum. 2-4 centuries A.D.
Bronze oil lamp with a mouse. 1-2 century AD
Roman oil lamp with chariot. 1-2 century AD
Bronze lamp from Pompeii. 1st century AD
Bronze lamp from Pompeii. 1st century AD
Bronze lamp from Pompeii. 1st century AD
Oil lamp. Found in Limes Germanicus. Munich Museum of Antiquity. 1-2 century AD
Roman oil lamp with eagle. 2nd century AD