Roman Oil Lamp

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<br> <br> Roman lamps were very simple devices, consisting of an oil chamber and a projecting nozzle. Olive oil, the fuel most often used, was introduced through a filling- hole in the top of the chamber and a wick, normally of linen, was inserted into a wick- hole pierced in the nozzle. <br> <br> The original of this fired clay lamp was made from a two- piece mould. The base has an impressed planta pedis or maker's mark possibly with the letters CCLOD indicating that the lamp came from the workshop of Caius Clodius, a lampmaker working in Italy. Roman, AD 40-70. <br> <br> To fill the lamp pour olive oil through the hole in the well of the lamp. Allow the wick to soak up oil for a few minutes before lighting. Stand the lamp in a saucer or on a small plate to avoid staining.

Exclusive to the British Museum, an oil lamp inspired by an ancient Roman original.

This terracotta lamp features an image of a charioteer, and can be filled with olive oil and lit to be used as an effective candle lamp.

The design of this lamp is based on an ancient Roman clay original, which dates to around 40-70 AD. The artefact was crafted from a two-piece mould and features an impressed planta pedis, or maker’s mark of ‘CCLOD’, indicating that the lamp came from the workshop of Roman lampmaker Caius Clodius.

An impressive home ornament inspired by ancient history.

  • Product Code: CMCR91100
  • Product Weight: 0.05Kg
  • T.P: 3.89
  • Dimensions: H3 x W8 x L11cm
  • Exhibition: Troy: myth and reality
  • Material: Terracotta
  • Postage Weight: 0.06 Kg

<br> <br> Roman lamps were very simple devices, consisting of an oil chamber and a projecting nozzle. Olive oil, the fuel most often used, was introduced through a filling- hole in the top of the chamber and a wick, normally of linen, was inserted into a wick- hole pierced in the nozzle. <br> <br> The original of this fired clay lamp was made from a two- piece mould. The base has an impressed planta pedis or maker's mark possibly with the letters CCLOD indicating that the lamp came from the workshop of Caius Clodius, a lampmaker working in Italy. Roman, AD 40-70. <br> <br> To fill the lamp pour olive oil through the hole in the well of the lamp. Allow the wick to soak up oil for a few minutes before lighting. Stand the lamp in a saucer or on a small plate to avoid staining.

Exclusive to the British Museum, an oil lamp inspired by an ancient Roman original.

This terracotta lamp features an image of a charioteer, and can be filled with olive oil and lit to be used as an effective candle lamp.

The design of this lamp is based on an ancient Roman clay original, which dates to around 40-70 AD. The artefact was crafted from a two-piece mould and features an impressed planta pedis, or maker’s mark of ‘CCLOD’, indicating that the lamp came from the workshop of Roman lampmaker Caius Clodius.

An impressive home ornament inspired by ancient history.

  • Product Code: CMCR91100
  • Product Weight: 0.05Kg
  • T.P: 3.89
  • Dimensions: H3 x W8 x L11cm
  • Exhibition: Troy: myth and reality
  • Material: Terracotta
  • Postage Weight: 0.06 Kg
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