Ancient Byzantine bronze Rooster, 5th - 6th Cent. AD
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Byzantine: Pre AD 1000: item # 1065428
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
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Directly from Jerusalem, you are considering a very attractive ancient Byzantine "Early Christian" bronze figure of a rooster "Cock" one of the earliest Christian symbols
Dated from, 5th - 6th Century AD
Measurements: Height: 5 cm - Width: 4 cm - Height on stand: 8 cm
Condition: Intact, not repaired and not restored untouched as found
Found in Jerusalem, Israel
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Cock: the cock is the harbinger of the dawn, and "Oriens" -- "Dawn" -- is one of the titles for Christ (used especially in the O Antiphons during Advent). It is, then, a general symbol for Hope. Further, it is ancient belief that the cock's crow breaks enchantments and evil spells. Prudentius (d. 861), Bishop of Troyes, wrote "They say that the night-wandering demons, who rejoice in dunnest shades, at the crowing of the cock tremble and scatter in sore affright."