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Ancient oil lamps with LED lights in resin



 A piece I made a few years ago, LED lights fabricated out of resin, based on 1st century Roman era designs. The lights are actually quite powerful and are placed in the same insert where a wick once resided. I am still impressed by the detail and care that was put into the design of these oil lamps. To see the beard used as the flame/light/ is amazing and rather cute. I am going to suggest that the variation and design in oil lamps is akin to the attention and appreciation for other utilitarian accessories that we use today, such as the iphone etc. 

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