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hare pottery the bath

hare pottery the bath

 

Hare Bath

Hares, unlike cats, are not averse to water although there may be a suggestion of surprise awaiting the infant hare (leveret).  The humour of the scene primarily lies in the fact that the hares have appropriated a human bathing arrangement for their own ends. They are making use of a temporary structure erected in the open for the king to have a bath while on the road. Hares of course are always on the road and have seized this ideal opportunity to give baby a bath with baby swaddled like royalty.

This is an image unique to this artist. It may have been prompted by the lesson above for Nocturnes on the feast of St Lucy (13/XII) where Lucy exhorts her mother to give to Christ what she has while she is alive. In this light, the baby could be being prepared for presentation.

(B.L. Yates Thompson MS 8, Winter Breviary of Renaud de Bar, fol 264)

This is available in two sizes:

1) Trivet 20 cm square
Ref.003c
Price: €37.50

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2) Square plate 23 cm
Ref. 003b
Price:  €50

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