The Rooster and the Jewel

This painting is based on Aesop’s fable with the moral that precious things are without value to those who cannot prize them.

A Rooster was busily scratching and scraping about to find something to eat for himself and his family, when he happened to turn up a precious jewel that had been lost by its owner.

“Aha!” said the Rooster. “No doubt you are very costly and he who lost you would give a great deal to find you. But as for me, I would choose a single grain of barleycorn before all the jewels in the world.”

The Rooster and the Jewel

“The Rooster and the Jewel” – Acrylic on Canvas, 12” x 9” x 0.75” – Original Sold – Prints available here.


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