The lampadarius was a master of the ceremony, or the person who carried the torch that preceded, in public functions, individuals of important rank, among them the Emperor.
In the floor mosaic of the vestibule of the Villa del Casale, he has the face of an old man, with his head surrounded by a crown, holding a ribbed hourglass candelabrum, on which is placed a candle with a live flame.
It is suggested that in the other hand, which is not visible due to a large gap in the mosaic tiles that makes the remaining half of the body illegible, the man waved a laurel branch, the tip of which was found in a mosaic fracture never restored.