Oil lamps were used in ancient times for lighting of places. The oil would be placed in the top hole and the neck part would get a wick and be lit. This one is terracotta or made of clay. The ancient Romans would place various designs on these lamps.
The most sought-after designs are those of the man and woman embracing kind that are pictured and those of gladiators. Beautiful authentic ancient Roman artifact of everyday use, great rarity and desirability. Provenance: From private collection in the United States of America. Ownership History: From private collection in the United States, bought in private sale in the United States of America.An oil lamp is an object used to produce light continuously for a period of time using an oil-based fuel source. The use of oil lamps began thousands of years ago and continues to this day, although not commonly anymore. They are often associated with stories in which rubbing an oil lamp would summon a genie dwelling in it, like seen in Aladdin. Group of ancient lamps (Hellenistic and Roman). Oil lamps are a form of lighting, and were used as an alternative to candles before the use of electric lights.
Starting in 1780, the Argand lamp quickly replaced other oil lamps still in their basic ancient form. These in turn were replaced by the kerosene lamp in about 1850.
In small towns and rural areas the latter continued in use well into the 20th century, until such areas were finally electrified and light bulbs could be used. Sources of fuel for oil lamps include a wide variety of plants such as nuts (walnuts, almonds) and seeds (sesame, olive, castor, flax). Also widely used were animals fats (butter, fish oil, shark liver, whale blubber, seals). Most modern lamps (such as fueled lanterns) have been replaced by gas-based or petroleum-based fuels to operate when emergency non-electric light is required.Therefore, oil lamps of today are primarily used for the particular ambience they produce. World-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author and dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine, world coins & more.
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