Lot 10
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A FRAGMENTARY POTTERY ALABASTRON IN THE FORM OF A HARE, EAST GREEK OR ETRUSCAN, SECOND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY B.C. | A Fragmentary Pottery Alabastron in the Form of a Hare, East Greek or Etruscan

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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Description

  • terracotta
with hanging forepaws, dangling head, elongated neck, slender body with finely stippled fur, ears painted pinkish red on the inside and with diagonal white lines along the edges, incised eyelids, whiskers, and nostrils, and slightly opened mouth baring the teeth, radiating leaf motif on top of the rim.

Provenance

Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Basel, Auction Sale XVI: Classical Antiquities, June 30th, 1956, no. 65, illus.
Dr. Robert T. Waelder (1953-1965), Pennsylvania, acquired in 1956
Christie's, New York, June 2nd, 1995, no. 9, illus.

Exhibited

on loan to the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1959

Literature

Jean Ducat, Les vases plastiques rhodiens, Paris, 1966, p. 129, no. 7

Catalogue Note

For related examples see F. Buranelli, The Etruscans: Legacy of a Lost Civilization from the Vatican Museums, 1992, no. 85, and http://art.thewalters.org/detail/26503/lekythos-in-the-form-of-a-suspended-dead-hare/.
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