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Roman Bronze Sculpture of a Rooster - FZ.104
Origin: Bethlehem, Israel
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 2" (5.1cm) high x .5" (1.3cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze

Location: United States
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This charming work is the very epitome of a rooster--proud and alert, as if perpetually awaiting the dawn. In antiquity, the cockerel was a favored sacrifice to the gods, and this bronze was probably a votive. We almost expect him to burst out crowing at any minute. - (FZ.104)


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