The burning of incense was an integral part of Roman votive rituals allowing supplicants to make offerings to the gods from whom they desired patronage and protection.
The petitioner would place a lump of burning coal in the burner's upper bowl. On top of this would be placed the resin or herbs that would smoulder gently and produce sweet-smelling smoke. It is known that Frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon and rosemary were among the incense used during these rituals.
This item has been fired in our replica Roman kiln at Vindolanda Roman Fort using similar techniques to those used by original Roman British potters.
Approx. 128 mm tall, 142 mm diameter
We have hand-made this replica Roman pot in our studio in beautiful Northumberland and based on an original artefact. It has been to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade, using the same techniques that the original potters employed. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, emulating original Roman Pottery and giving each pot its unique character.
Health and Safety
Before attempting to use your burner, you must read the safety instructions below:
Burn ONLY use natural charcoal, fresh herbs and incense resin in your burner.
DO NOT use oil or other flammable liquids.
Place the lamp on a stable, non-absorbent and non-flammable surface, far from any sources of heat.
Please DO NOT attempt to move or pick up your burner whilst it is lit and/or hot.
Ensure that there are no flammable materials above or near the burner.
Please DO NOT leave your burner unattended whilst it is lit and/or hot.
This burner is not a toy. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Use in a well-ventilated area, preferable outdoors.
When used, this burner will produce smoke and may set off fire alarms and cause problems for people with respiratory problems. Please be responsible and considerate when using this burner.
Use of this burner is at your own risk. We can not take responsibility for accidents or injuries caused by the use of this burner.
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