A big wooden cock, or maybe rooster. I'm not sure of it's intended age, so I'll let you be the judge.
What is it with roosters and art? It's a rule that one should never depict a chicken, however a rooster is perfect subject matter.
So what makes the rooster so special? The Ancient Greeks, Chinese, Japanese and Christianity have all had a bit of a thing for them. Revered as a mythological symbol, its thought to represent: pride, honesty, courage, vigilance, strength and watchfulness. In this instance its being used as a symbol to sell wood and what a lovely piece of wood it is.

Simon Hewson©2012