Statue bird, Roman sculpture replica

Item number: 51105

Roman animals - terracotta bird

Category: Statues

14,90 €
≈ £ 13.69

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Shipping weight:
0,30 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width × height ):
4,00 × 2,00 × 4,00 cm

The superstition in the ancient Antiquity

This bird statue served children in the ancient Rome as a quick to learn toy. They could experience such interesting things, for example what the bird symbolised or what it stood for. The figure was not only a welcomed object of decoration, but also the bird statue stood for other things in daily life.

Longing for heaven

Important it was insomuch, because humans believed the bird statue symbolised ecclesiastical contents, such as thoughts and ideas. In the population of that time the longing and wishing for free themselves from earth and fly into the sphere. The bird was close to the sky and therefore really meaningful in the ancient Rome.

  • size bird: circa 4cm
  • 4th century AD
  • real alabaster plaster patinated

Ideas may be free

The bird statue was as popular as a sign of good luck as well was a symbol of free thoughts. In the vernacular the poultry was considered as a winged being and symbol of thoughts and mind. The original comes from the 4th century AD and is exhibited in the Rhineland Regional Museum in the city Trier. It was found by archeologists at the bank of Pacellli close by Trier and publicly exhibited.

History lesson differently

As illustrative material this fantastic image of clay is very suited. It turns your lessons int something really special and transmits in a special wy, how life and thinking was to that time. The students experience because of the illustrative figure of a bird statue a true-to-life and lifelike history lesson. So the school it doesn't become boring and stays interesting.

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