Roman bronze lamp with mask handle.  								  								1st – 2nd century AD.

Roman bronze lamp with mask handle. 1st – 2nd century AD.

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

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

SILVER-PLATE MINIATURE LAMP.

SILVER-PLATE MINIATURE LAMP.

Roman Terracotta Lamp with a Bust of Orpheus | 5th Century AD | Price $0.00 | Roman | Terracotta | Vessels | eTiquities by Phoenix Ancient Art

Roman Terracotta Lamp with a Bust of Orpheus | 5th Century AD | Price $0.00 | Roman | Terracotta | Vessels | eTiquities by Phoenix Ancient Art

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…

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…

Aladdin Lincoln Drape Oil Lamps

Aladdin Lincoln Drape Oil Lamps

Ancient Roman Oil Lamp

Ancient Roman Oil Lamp

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

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

I want a purple kerosene lamp like this so bad!

I want a purple kerosene lamp like this so bad!

Roman oil lamp - Buscar con Google

Roman oil lamp - Buscar con Google

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