An Ancient Roman oil lamp displaying the characteristic red slip of North African terra sigillata. The vessel features a long canal nozzle and a rounded body. To the top, the discus is decorated with a large rooster, sided by two filling holes. The shoulders, acting as a decorative border for the scene, feature a neatly drawn geometric pattern comprising concentric circles and squares. A lug handle extends outwards to the rear of the lamp for holding. The reverse presents a short circular base, centred by two concentric grooves.
Date: Circa mid 5th – mid 6th century AD