S. Italy (Abruzzi?) Albarello 18th or 19th c.

S Italy 18th/19th Private Collection Greece

An 18th/19th century albarello, polychrome decorated with a stylised hare within a landscape (Southern Italy, Abruzzi ?). The hare has been a powerful symbol in mythology in major civilisations around the world for thousands of years and has always had divine associations. Hares were common decorative motif in Italian ceramics, as a symbol of fertility, rebirth, promise, fulfillment, and balance (h. 25,50 cm , private collection Athens Greece ). Albarello in ceramica con figura di lepre. Italia meridionale (Abruzzi ?), XVIII ­­-­­ XIX secolo, coll. privata Atene.

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