Gallo-Roman rooster

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Among all, the rooster, attribute of Mercury to which it was generally associated, was the pretext for many variants of which this one, found in Décines in the suburbs of Lyon, is undoubtedly the most tasty.

We admire the rustic simplification of the animal, reduced to elementary features, but full of vivacity. There was a reminiscent style of Celtic animal art, one will not hesitate to find a truly popular art, stripped of all Greco-Roman classicism.

Reproduction in patinated resin

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Height: 15 cm.
Length: 7 cm. 
Depth: 7 cm.
Weight: 0,300 kg.
Origin: Décines in the Lyon suburbs.
Period: Gallo-Roman
Museum: Lyon - Museum of the Gallo-Roman civilization
Material: Resin
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Ceramists, glassmakers and foundrymen from Lyon enjoyed a well-deserved reputation throughout Gaul. Their ovens lined up on the banks of the Saône, which provided them with the wood they needed for their activities.

The foundrymen' workshops have published many animal figurines, remarkable for their style full of sap.

In a few centuries, Romanesque artists will rediscover this freedom, which is expressed by the elimination of any detail that does not fundamentally participate in the expression of movement and life.

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Gallo-Roman rooster

Among all, the rooster, attribute of Mercury to which it was generally associated, was the pretext for many variants of which this one, found in Décines in the suburbs of Lyon, is undoubtedly the most tasty.

We admire the rustic simplification of the animal, reduced to elementary features, but full of vivacity. There was a reminiscent style of Celtic animal art, one will not hesitate to find a truly popular art, stripped of all Greco-Roman classicism.

Reproduction in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 15 cm.
Length: 7 cm. 
Depth: 7 cm.
Weight: 0,300 kg.
Origin: Décines in the Lyon suburbs.
Period: Gallo-Roman
Museum: Lyon - Museum of the Gallo-Roman civilization
Material: Resin
Editor:rmngp

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