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Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Boar
Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Boar
Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Boar
Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Boar
Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Boar
Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Boar

Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Boar

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Lamp Details

The design of this lamp is based on examples excavated from sites in Britain and throughout the Roman Empire. This type of lamp would have shone out through the dark winter nights across this far northern outpost of the Roman Empire, providing a warming glow in houses, temples, military camps, milecastles and turrets along the length of Hadrian’s Wall. The lamp is a fully functional replica that can be used to burn olive oil just as the original would have done. Before using your lamp, you must read the operating and safety instructions.

This lamp comes with one cotton wick so that you can use your lamp as soon as you have read the safety instructions. One wick will give you hours of light if used correctly, but should you wish to have more than one wick. You can purchase spare wicks by following this link: Lamp Wicks.

Production

As with all our Museum Quality Replicas, we have made this, as the original would have been, entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tools that the ancient makers would have used. As each pot varies, you may not receive the vessel in the image, but you can be sure that your pot will be one of a kind due to the variations caused by the firing process. 

Materials

Terracotta earthenware with a red slip finish

Dimensions

Approx 120mm long

 

Health and Safety

Before using your lamp, you must read the operating and safety instructions. 

Burn ONLY OLIVE OIL in your lamp.

DO NOT use modern lamp oil or other flammable liquids.

Place the lamp on a stable, non-absorbent and non-flammable surface, far from any sources of heat. 

Always snuff out the flame. Never blow it out. Never use water to extinguish the flame.

Please DO NOT attempt to move or pick up your lamp whilst it is lit.

Ensure that there are no flammable materials above or near the lamp. 

Please DO NOT leave your lamp unattended whilst it is lit.

Keep the wick trimmed very short to ensure a clean, bright flame and reduce fire risk.

This lamp is not a toy. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Use of this lamp is at your own risk; we can not take responsibility for accidents or injuries caused by the use of this lamp.

Extinguish the lamp by snuffing it out with a metal spoon. 

 

Instructions

Before filling your lamp, adjust the wick, so it does not protrude above the edge of the wick aperture.

Fill the lamp with olive oil through the filler hole in the centre (allow the wick to soak for 1 hour before lighting for the first time).

Light the lamp. If the flame produces smoke, shorten the wick. This can be done by gripping the wick with tweezers through the filler hole, gently turning it around, and rewinding the wick into the wick aperture. This should not be done whilst the lamp is lit or the wick is still hot. 

Postage

All items are sent using a second-class postal service; if you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks