terracotta oil-lamp with Fortuna and cornucopia

Lucernae were terracotta lamps that were filled with olive oil. This lucerna shows an image of winged Fortuna, goddess of luck and good fortune. She holds a cornucopia, symbol of abundance.

It has an earthenware glaze which is the same as that used in ancient Greece and Rome, so it can be used as a functioning lamp.

The lamp should be placed on a heatproof surface before lighting, and half filled with olive oil. The wick is placed in the larger of the two holes. (Oil or wick not supplied).

terracotta oil-lamp with Fortuna and cornucopia

SKU: IT-28-b
£60.00Price
VAT Included
  • L:16cm Diameter: 9cm Height: 4cm
  • Made in Italy, these terracotta pieces have been fired to 1000 degrees, and are suitable for outdoors.