Oil flask (alabastron) in the shape of a hare

Greek
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 509.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

80.574

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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