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Roman mosaic showing cockfight

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Roman mosaic showing cockfight
Roman mosaic showing cockfight

Roman mosaic showing a cockfight. The scene shows an injured, bleeding rooster (right) bowing its head as a gesture of submission.

On the right, we see the broken owner of a defeated rooster, who probably lost a lot of money, and his slave. On the left, the owner of the winning rooster, offering a laurel wreath to the statue of Priapus. On the mosaic, we also see a boy with a palm of victory.

The object comes from Pompeii and is dated to the 1st century BCE. The artifact is in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.

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