AN ETRUSCO CORINTHIAN POTTERY ARYBALLOS IN THE FORM OF A HARE

Associated with virility and agility, the hare was a traditional gift offered by a youth (ἐρώμενος) to his older male lover (ἐραστής).

Ca. 600–550 BC

17.3 x 4.5 cm (6 3⁄4 x 1 3⁄4 inches)

#5456

Ex: Private American Collection, Mr. A.A., mid- 1970s.

Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVII. (London, 2018) p.20

Comparandum: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York acc. no. 41.162.31