5th-7th century AD. A bronze oil lamp with a rounded body, flaring nozzle, hinged lid decorated with pawn-shaped finial and elaborate antler-shaped handle; stand with pricket which rises from shallow reel-shaped drip pan atop a baluster column decorated with moldings; leaf-shaped design to the base supported by three legs with lion-paw feet. See Buckton, D. (ed.), Byzantium, the Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture from British Collections, British Museum, 1994, p. 108-9, no.199 for similar type. 1.9 kg total, 32.5cm (12 3/4"). Property of a London gentleman; part of a Mayfair collection formed in the 1970s and 1980s.