ROMAN. Imperial. Bronze Figurine of Cock.
|Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1516. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007.
Sold For $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1st-3rd century AD. Cast, well-detailed figurine of cock, possibly serving as a votive offering to Asclepius. Overall length 40mm. Choice condition, green and red patina, with exceptional detail.
According to Plato (Phaedo 118a), Socrates’ final words were to pay a cock he owed to Asclepius.