About this object

Votive offering of a cockerel facing to its right from the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia. The cockrell is almost complete apart from its legs. There are detailed marking and grooves for attributing its feathers.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Lakonia
  • Date made
    6th Century BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Professor Droop, 1963
  • Collector
    John Percival Droop
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Sparta: Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia
  • Date collected
    1906 - 1910
  • Measurements
    31 mm x 32 mm; 1 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in
  • Related people
    John Percival Droop ( Collector, previous owner)

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Previous owners

  • John Percival Droop

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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