Baluster, marble, Nikomedia, 2nd half 5th, early 6th century AD, bottom part.
At the bottom is the head of Oceanus, with hair, mustache and beard depicted like acanthus leaves.
Composition and workmanship point to classical period influence.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Land of Civilizations, Turkey’ – Catalogue of the Fukuoka Exhibition (Japan), 1985.