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This is a Roman Lamp made of terra cotta being shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The lamp was made sometime after 150 AD and was used by the Romans for light. The lamp had a wick which was fed by the oil inside of it and was used by roman sentrys, shopkeepers, farmers, and scholars so that they could continue their activities after dark.

This is a Roman Lamp made of terra cotta being shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The lamp was made sometime after 150 AD and was used by the Romans for light. The lamp had a wick which was fed by the oil inside of it and was used by roman sentrys, shopkeepers, farmers, and scholars so that they could continue their activities after dark.

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