Accession Nr.: 64.33.1
Type: sculpture; bone objects; carving
Date of production:
early 1960s
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: ivory, wooden stall
Dimensions: height: 7. 9 cm
width: 4 cm
depth: 6. 9 cm
tömeg: 0.1 kg
Bone carving on wooden pedestal. The rooster, one of the zodiacal signs of the Vietnamese zodiac, was an important sacrificial animal even in the Bronze Age (see the bronze drums of the Dong Son period). It is a symbol of diligence, but its crowing at dawn is also believed to ward off evil spirits. It brings good luck, good health and abundance to the family.