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.
The oil lamp shown boasts a simple, minimal
raised-line pattern that arrives at a diagonal
on the discus, but always points towards the
filling hole. It fades away towards the nozzle,
where more floral motifs take shape on a