Bronze sculpture of a hare

Japan, Edo period, 1603 – 1868

Height: 5 1/8 inches, 13 cm

Length: 4 1/2 inches, 11.5 cm

A bronze sculpture of a hare, depicted in a crouching position. The animal has very long ears that stick up, and is finely detailed with eyes, nose and whiskers. The surface is delicately rendered as fur and patinated a rich brown tone.