ZOOMORPHIC DECORATED POTTERY WINE VESSEL
Byzantine Empire, 5th – 6th Century AD
A fascinating ancient Byzantine decorated pottery zoomorphic wine vessel in the form of a cockerel with a loop handle.
The liquids could be poured through the orifice in the animal's head. Fashioned of warm terracotta, its simple curves, appealing shape, strength and charm have transported it from the mystical past, so that it can continue to delight the beholder of today.
Length: 15 cm
Height: 13 cm
Condition: Good condition as found
Found in Bethlehem south of Jerusalem, Holy Land
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