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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)

 

Ex: Private American collection, Mr. R.W., 1960s.

Cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 41.162.31.

 

# et5456pt

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVII (New York, 2018) p.20