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A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP | CIRCA LATE 3RD CENTURY A.D.

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As well as Gorgoneion, this Roman oil-lamp has other apotropaic elements: 2 turtles, 2 lizards & a frog. "Lizards, frogs and other reptiles were also associated with the Underworld: lizards symbolized death & resurrection because of their hibernation habits, while turtles were dear to the god Mercury ... The plethora of chthonian animals represented on this lamp echoes & magnifies the power of the Gorgon, making this object both a device for lighting & a potent talisman against the evil…

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Ancient Roman Oil Lamp In Shape Of An Actor's Mask

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File:Castor and Pollux (Dioscuri), terracotta Roman oil lamp 1st cent. AD, Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich (8957172929).jpg

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~You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light. ... O LORD, you are my lamp. The LORD lights up my darkness. ... 2 Samuel 22:9

lighting, America, An E. Miller & Co. wedding lamp marked Pat. Jul 21, 1863, milk glass base and match holder with cover, one globe larger.

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Oil lamp Roman 1st century AD

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Ancient Resource: Ancient Roman Oil Lamps for Sale

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FOUR ROMAN TERRACOTTA OIL LAMPS CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

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