The Factory Lamp from Egan Bronze classical oil lamps cast in bronze with patina

The Factory lamp from Egan Bronze classical oil lamps cast in bronze with patina, title

$850
Limited Edition 300
Antique Greek
H. 1 1/2" W. 3 7/8" L. 5 1/2 "



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In Northern Italy, during the late first century, a new lamp evolved with a form that was based on the simplest of needs. This "factory lamp" has a rim surrounding the discus channel and nozzle to help divert spilled oil back into the body. It also had raised pierced lugs, which allowed the lamp to be hung if necessary. The availability of raw materials for construction and fueling at this time, allowed for the mass production of the lamps, and thousands of them were exported to the outer reaches of the dominion and beyond, where demand for quality Italian goods was high. Interestingly, the Roman Empire's great productivity can be attributed, in part, to their increased nocturnal activity.

Northern Italy - 1st half of 2nd century AD

Patinaed bronze

 

Classical Mediterranean Lady image




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