A lamp such as this might have lit homes
the Roman Empire ruled the world. A
of joy and prosperity, for hope, for life itself,
lamps have illuminated the path of civilization
centuries. They have guided great thoughts
through the night, stood vigil with lonely
passions. In the presence of this simple
we are in touch directly with a vanished world,
with the people once warmed by its glow.
it remains as an enduring symbol of man's
to conquer the darkness.
This particular oil lamp features concentric
triangle crosshatching that adorns the discus.
Two lines separate the discus from the nozzle,
and the wick hole is free of decoration.