Terracotta askos (flask) in the form of a rooster
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.