Lucernae were terracotta lamps that were filled with olive oil. This lucerna shows an image of Victoria (ancient Greek Nike) and 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 winged Victory
- L:13cm Diameter:8cm H:3cm
Made in Italy, these terracotta pieces have been fired to 1000 degrees, and are suitable for outdoors.