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Fight between rooster and turtle on Roman mosaic

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Fight between rooster and turtle on Roman mosaic
Fight between rooster and turtle on Roman mosaic

Roman mosaic showing the rivalry between a rooster and a turtle. The object comes from Aquileia in northern Italy. In the early Christian tradition, the fight of animals symbolized the clash between good and evil – the rooster portends daylight, and the turtle was considered a night animal.

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