Corinthian 'plastic vase' (perfume jar) in the shape of a crouching hare - ROM2018_16776_45

ROM2018_16776_45

Corinthian 'plastic vase' (perfume jar) in the shape of a crouching hare

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Corinth, Greece; findspot uncertain
Date: about 575-550 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
8.0 x 3.6 cm
Object number: 925.75
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis perfume flask has a wheelmade bobbin-shaped body in the shape of a hare, and the hole to pour out the oil is at the top of the head. The body is covered with painted dots added in slip. There is a hole through the ears which would have been used to hang up the vase.
Collection:
Greek World
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