Pendant: Divinity Holding Hares (Front View)


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

This pendant represents a divinity holding a pair of over-sized hares. Standing in a frontal pose, the figure's gender is indeterminate, but may be a mistress of the beasts or native female hunting deity related to Artemis. Wearing a short chiton and boots, the figure grasps the hind feet of a large crouching hare in each arm, holding the animals with their heads downward.


  • Title: Pendant: Divinity Holding Hares (Front View)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 600–550 B.C.
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 97 × 64 × 24 mm (3 13/16 × 2 1/2 × 15/16 in.)
  • Type: Mythological figure
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Amber
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 77.AO.82
  • Culture: Etruscan or Italic
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Gordon McLendon
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Jewelry

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