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Gallo-Roman Cock

REF RG003567 EAN 3336727448847

 Gallo-Roman Cock

Gallo-Roman Cock

Lyons' potters, glassmakers and bronze casters enjoyed a welldeserved reputation throughout Gaul. Their kilns and furnaces
lined the Saône and the river brought the wood needed to fire them.

The bronze casters produced numerous animal figurines in a remarkably vigorous style.
The cock was Mercury's attribute and usually associated with the god. Of the many variants, this figure found at Decines in the suburbs of Lyons is one of the cockiest.

Despite its rustic simplicity, the bird is full of life. There was a reminiscent style harking back to Celtic animal art, which was a truly popular art form, with no hint of Greco-Roman classicism. A few centuries
later, Romanesque artists were to discover the freedom of eliminating all detail not directly linked to the expression of movement and life.

Reproduction in hand patinated resin

Size
H. 15 L. 7 P. 7 cm - 300 g
H. 5.91" W. 2.76" D. 2.76" - 0.66 lbs
Base
Marble
Origin
Décines, near Lyon (France)
Material of the original
Bronze
Epoch
Gallo-Roman Art
Museum
Lyon - Musée de la civilisation Gallo-Romaine
Themes
Animals
Material
Resin
Art movement
Gallo-roman antiquities
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