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THE ANECDOTE OF THE WROUGHT IRON ROOSTER

Description
The wrought iron rooster recalls the legend of Borlenghi, a local craftsman who was reading the Gospel one day. His attention got caught by the excerpt describing the apostle Peter denial of Christ: three times before the rooster crowed. Borlenghi wanted to depict the rooster by creating a small one 33 cm high, Christ's age at the time of his death.
The original idea was so impressive that the rooster became one of the most represented figures by local craftsmen. The stork, another bird created in the same period, didn't have the same luck.
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Saturday, 02 December 2017
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