Byzantine Terracotta Oil Lamp Depicting A Cockerel
C. 4th-5th century AD
A superb example of a Byzantine oil lamp depicting a cockerel to central discus, with concentric circles to the shoulders. The base is also decorated with a geometric pattern.
Although slightly cracked has super detail and is intact.
Ref: Lamps Antiques by Herve Dejean, planche 130.
Oxford gentleman’s Collection acquired over forty years.