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Terracotta vase in the form of a hare

Period:
Middle -Late Corinthian
Date:
1st half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); length 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1923
Accession Number:
23.72.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Hares represent one of the most common types of Corinthian plastic vases. They appear either as seated on all fours, as here, or with the body extended, as dead game.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1923. "Early Greek Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(7): pp. 177–78, fig. 4.

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