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Bronze three hares wall plaque

S/N:CE656

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Fourth quarter 20th Century

  • £140.00
  • €161 Euro
  • $159 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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An attractive and substantial bronze wall plaque decorated with a design of the 'Three Hares'. This is a circular motif that appears at sacred sites across the world, from the Far East to England and across Europe. The symbol shows three hares chasing each other in a circle. It has a threefold rotational symmetry, the hares having only three ears between them, but whichever way it is viewed each hare has two ears. It is believed to be either a symbol of fertility or of the Holy Trinity.

This example is from Germany and is based on a famous window in Paderborn Cathedral. In the middle are the relief moulded hares. Round the rim is a motto in German that translates roughly as "Three hares and three ears, but each hare has two". There is a maker's mark to the back, along with a loop for ease of hanging. It dates to the mid to late 20th century and weighs over 2.9kg.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 4cm (1.57in)
  • W: 30.5cm (12.01in)
  • D: 30.5cm (12.01in)

Period: 

Fourth quarter 20th Century

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