The Rooster

At the top of churches, in painting, literature, and sculpture... the rooster is everywhere. Indeed, the rooster in Québec carries numerous and diversified symbols. His constancy in singing early in the morning adorned the rooster with the qualities of vigilance and obstinacy. Here, he is found in his capacity of protector. The rooster is placed at the top of a building to protect it, as well as the entire household. These roosters, fabricated in wood and metal, were made by local tinsmiths and cabinet makers.

Wind vane rooster

Wind vane rooster

D'une croix de chemin de Chambly Befor 1899 Metal, iron Collection CEGEP de Saint-Laurent / MMAQ - 1964.40

Wind vane rooster

Wind vane rooster

D'une croix de chemin de l'Assomption, Québec End of 19th century - begining of 20th century Tinplate; wood; paint 52 x 15,5 x 39 cm Collection CEGEP de Saint-Laurent / MMAQ 1973.9

Coq girouette

Coq girouette

First half of 20th century Metal, iron 37 x 7 x 38 cm Collection CEGEP de Saint-Laurent / MMAQ - 1964.8

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