Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Poultry Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Etruscan Rooster sculpture was adapted from an original vase with a small spout behind its head. Terracotta was the usual material used to create these objects, although the Etruscans were such accomplished craftsmen that some examples of bronze survive. Ducks were the most common bird-shaped vases, with roosters being extraordinarily rare—only one other example is known.

Cast stone, hand patinated. Length 7 3/4 in., width 2 3/4 in., height 7 1/4 in.
Etruscan Rooster 80-001759
Member Price: $157.50 each
Non-Member Price: $175.00 each.

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