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Roman Oil Lamp Satyr with three Fires in Terracotta
Roman Oil Lamp Satyr with three Fires in Terracotta
Roman Oil Lamp Satyr with three Fires in Terracotta
Roman Oil Lamp Satyr with three Fires in Terracotta
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Roman Oil Lamp Satyr with three Fires in Terracotta

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Lantern Roman Satyr of the three fires reproduction in terracotta,  I - II century AD

Terracotta oil lamp depicting a Satyr, an ancient male mythological representation of Pan and Dionysus. In religion Roman it is also known as Faun. Often imagined as a bearded being, sometimes with horse hooves, a wine addict and a great flute player. His representations can be found in Hellenistic-Roman painting (as for the Satyr of the so-called villa of Cicero in the national museum of Naples and the frieze of the villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii).

They were often used on the door of the ancient Romans, as figures that served to drive away negative influences and evil spirits

Also mentioned in book VI of the metamorphoses of Ovid  and in Dante's Divine Comedy. 

Working oil lamp, antique style, to illuminate your home or as an original decoration

  • Material: terracotta, handmade in ancient technique
  • Suitable for indoors and outdoors
  • Dimensions: H 4,9" x W 3,5" x D 2,3" (12.5 x 9 x 6 cm)
  • Weight: 0,48 lb (0.220 Kg)m

Produced in Italy

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