Carrolite // Kamoya II Mine, Congo
Terracotta askos (flask) in the form of a rooster. Etruscan, 4th century B.C.
The Etruscans produced numerous askoi in the shape of ducks, but askoi in the shape of other birds are quite rare. Only one other rooster-shaped example is known, almost identical to this one. The askos in the form of a jackdaw (Corvus monedula), a Eurasian bird similar to a small crow, is the only one known.
It is adorned with a protective bulla (amulet) necklace of the type usually worn by Etruscan children and must represent someone’s favorite pet.
Ornament depicting human or divine figures
(Source: The British Museum)
The Eastern screech owl (Megascops asio), no bigger than a pint glass whose spooky sounds can fill the night. They are common east of the Rockies, found wherever trees are, and love to hide in nooks and tree crannies.
This one was photographed by George McGeorge at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, on the Georgia/Florida border.
What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.
Image: Salvador Dali, 1937, Cecil Beaton
Salvador Dali in front of his painting “Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach”, 1938-39… taken in Coco Chanel’s Villa “Pausa” where Dali painted several canvases for a New York exhibition and during this time a strong friendship developed between Dali and Chanel. (via:liveauctioneers.com)