Early Byzantine Oil Lamp with Candelabra

Culture: Byzantine
Period: 6th-7th century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 27.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 7037
Provenance: German private collection, acquired in the 1980s in London.
Condition: The lid for the pouring hole is modern, otherwise of wonderful quality with beautiful dark green patina.
Description: Heavy bronze oil lamp with a handle in form of a peacock with an open fan. Head, body and legs of the peacock are clearly worked out. The plumage is perforated and decorated with elaborate incisions. Behind the peacock is a ring handle for placing the index finger of the bearer. The lamp itself is pear-shaped and has an elongated nozzle with pounced circles on the rim ring. The pouring hole with a lid, which can be opened and closed through a hinge. The lamp sits on a set off ring foot with a square opening for placing the candelabra. The candelabra stands on three feet finishing off on an arched plate. Above it a three-times profiled pole ending on a circular disk. On top a square pin. Candelabra and lamp possibly belonging.