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Roosters in Western paintings

By Bi Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-02-08 07:00

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, this year is the Year of Rooster. The rooster is a common animal and has appeared in many paintings. It is not only depicted by many Chinese painters, but also emerges in Western artwork. Let's take a look at roosters in Western art.

Roosters in Western paintings

Peter's Denial, 6th century BC [Photo/Artron.net]

The mosaics at the Church of Saint Apollinare in Italy depict a scene in the Bible that Jesus predicted: The Apostle Peter (the figure at right) would, before the rooster crowed at dawn, three times deny being a follower of Jesus.

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