Boeotian Terracotta Cockerel

Culture: Greek/Boeotian
Period: 5th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 12 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2261
Provenance: Christie’s auction dated 20 October 1999, lot 281, thence in an English private estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Upright sitting terracotta cockerel with abundantly preserved red and white paint. The comb raised, the beak short and pointy, the eyes circular. The long tail stretched out straight and is diligently modelled, the wings resting on the body and defined by white color. On the right wing an old inventory label, on the chest remains of an old label with a handwritten description. At the bottom a small hole.