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Andalusí Lamp. Amphora cultivated under the sea. H44cm

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Description

Lamp base made with replicas of Roman, Phoenician and Greek amphorae with fossilised marine vegetation. It reproduces with great fidelity the amphorae found in shipwrecks. Pieces of pottery aged under the sea for two years.

The amphorae acquire a natural covering of marine flora and fauna, giving them an appearance more than 2000 years old. Each piece is unique and unrepeatable.

  • Lamp Base: Andalusian Amphora with electrical installation.
  • Measurements: Height of the base: 44 cm; Largest diameter: 22 cm.
  • Iron bracket included. The lampshade is not included. Recommended lampshades: Large lampshade in linen or net.

Amphora of the Dressel 20 type. Its typical lobed shape was introduced in the Tiberian period and settled in the Claudian period. Its production continued until the second half of the 3rd century AD. Its origin lies along the banks of the Guadalquivir River and its tributaries between Seville and Cordoba, in the Roman province of Baetica (Andalusia) where several furnaces that manufactured this type of amphora have been discovered.


Production process:

1.- The models are selected and made in terracotta, after a meticulous study of the shapes and uses that were given to them in the various ancient cultures of the Mediterranean. These reproductions of ancient amphorae are faithfully hand-made by master potters.

2.- After drying and firing, the amphorae are submerged in the seabed for long periods ranging from 18 months to 2 years, depending on the case. During these years, and thanks to a plankton recirculation system, the amphorae are nourished in an accelerated way by marine life with shells, small molluscs, algae, corals and sponges.

3.- During the time that the pieces remain submerged, it will be necessary to maintain the seabed by manually moving them one by one in the various ecosystems prepared for them, so that they are enriched with life. The varied colonisation of the surface will make each piece unique and unrepeatable.

4.- After the meticulous extraction from the seabed, they are exposed and dried in the open air for a certain period of time, so that the marine life adhering to the ceramics can finish fossilising and dry. The result is a unique amphora that reproduces the passage of thousands of years at the bottom of the sea.

 

Certified and exclusive amphorae

As each piece is unique, they carry a numbered certification with a plaque certifying their origin and a parchment with historical information about that model of amphora.

Special packaging

For total safety and protection during transport, the amphorae are packed in Instapak® foam.

Care:

No care or special products are required for preservation and cleaning. They can be cleaned only with water, spraying it and letting the part dry on its own. If you want more shine you can give it sunflower oil with a brush.

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