Object: Candelabra

Candelabra
Bronze
Probably a noble home e.g. House of the Vettii, Pompeii

Pompeii lamps — whether bronze or the more common terracotta — gave light by the simple method of burning a cloth wick soaked in olive oil. The head of the oracle god Jupiter Ammon sits on top of one candelabrum. The other is decorated with leaves.

SAP Nos: 3244a, 2187, 11354
Where was this found?
Relation to Daily Life in Pompeii

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