Oil flask (alabastron) in the shape of a hare
6th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 509.
Length: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: H. P. Kidder Collection; gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880
Gift of Henry P. Kidder