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Oil flask (alabastron) in the shape of a hare

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Alabastron in form of a hare in a flying gallop. Small brown spots on body indicate fur. Hares were often given to athletes as signs of affection. Condition: Ears, neck, and piece of right foreleg restored.

Provenance

By date unknown: H. P. Kidder Collection; gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 509.

Dimensions

Length: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

80.574

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels