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A marvelous variegated marble amulet of a hare in a crouching position.
The hare, as was the rabbit, used as a symbol of re-birth since the earliest times. To this day the rabbit is still a symbol of the spring and of Easter.
The drilled eyes may well have been inlaid with a pigmented power and has now disappeared.
32 mm. long. Pale marble with red striations. Near Eastern, 3 rd. Millennium B.C.
Ex-European private collection acquired before 1970