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LOT 0784

GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 240 - 360
USD ($) 270 - 410

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£135 (EUR 161; USD 184) (+bp*)

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Roman Cockerel Statuette

1st-2nd century BC

A bronze figure modelled in the round as a strutting cockerel with an upright posture, feather detailing to the breast, wings and tail plumage, comb and wattle surviving, detailing to the eyes and beak; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 95 grams total, 80cm including stand (3"). Fine condition.

London art market, early 1990s.
Property of a Middlesex antiquarian, before 1995.

The cockerel was an attribute of the god Mercury, and the bird which announced the beginning of a new day.