Monday, November 24, 2014

the rooster and the cricket

Roosters have had a very important place in art history. Across the world roosters have been used as symbol, icons and emblems of immense value. They are interpreted in innumerable ways and in innumerable materials. Here an art platter of the humble rooster.

Gond Rooster painting from India

Metal rooster weather vane in France atop the Cathedral of Saint Etienne

Mexican rooster in ceramics

 Clay Haniwa rooster from Japan as old as the third century

 Polish Wycinanki Rooster paper cut

Yoruba rooster from Nigeria

Mosaic rooster from Tunisia dating back to Roman times

Stain glass rooster

Ceramic roosters from Portugal 

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