Vessel in the form of a hare
Near Eastern, Levantine, probably Syrian
about 6400–5900 B.C.
Length: 18.41 cm (7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
This may be the oldest work of art in the Museum’s collections. Although its function and place of origin are unknown, a nearly identical vessel was excavated in 1978 at the Neolithic village site of Bouqras, on the Euphrates River in Syria, which was radio-carbon dated to about 6400 BC.
1995: purchased by Emanuel Tiliakos, Winchester, MA; 1996: purchased by the MFA from Emanuel Tiliakos.
Egyptian Curator's Fund and Partial Gift of Emmanuel Tiliakos