Fauna - Tinner's rabbits

Hares (and some rabbits) in and out of folklore. The "Tinner's rabbits" refers to the running hare triskele which appears in many Devon churches, usually as a roof boss, and was associated with the stannary towns (hence "tinner's"). The symbol is much older, though, and can be found in many places along the Silk Road, eventually arriving in Europe. The hare itself is rich in symbolism, associated with paganism, the Christian trinity, and the Jewish cabbala.
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Le livre de la chasse fait et compilé par Gaston, qui jadiz fu conte de Fois, seigneur de Bearn Cote : Ms 3717 Date : Milieu du XVe siècle Langue : français

Le livre de la chasse fait et compilé par Gaston, qui jadiz fu conte de Fois, seigneur de Bearn Cote : Ms 3717 Date : Milieu du XVe siècle Langue : français

Fond de coupe au lièvre,  XIVe siècle,  Égypte, Pâte siliceuse, décor peint sous glaçure,  De nombreuses céramiques mamlukes à décor bleu sur fond blanc sont signées d'un potier nommé Ghaybî.  Département des Arts de l'Islam, Musée du Louvre.

Fond de coupe au lièvre, XIVe siècle, Égypte, Pâte siliceuse, décor peint sous glaçure, De nombreuses céramiques mamlukes à décor bleu sur fond blanc sont signées d'un potier nommé Ghaybî. Département des Arts de l'Islam, Musée du Louvre.

the familiar 'rabbit/hare trinity' -- here labelled "Unser seindt vier" [We are four/there's four of us]. from the album amicorum of Frederick IV of the Palatine [UB Heidelberg, Pal. Ger. 619 -- this is f.47v. entries are dated 1582-1605]. Here we have an interesting association with the motif of the 2 fools who say "we are three" -- making the viewer by his/her puzzled inquiry the 3rd! The hare also has traditional associations of folly -- cf. Eng. "mad as a march hare"

the familiar 'rabbit/hare trinity' -- here labelled "Unser seindt vier" [We are four/there's four of us]. from the album amicorum of Frederick IV of the Palatine [UB Heidelberg, Pal. Ger. 619 -- this is f.47v. entries are dated 1582-1605]. Here we have an interesting association with the motif of the 2 fools who say "we are three" -- making the viewer by his/her puzzled inquiry the 3rd! The hare also has traditional associations of folly -- cf. Eng. "mad as a march hare"

Three hare symbol sculpture is an ancient symbol of three hares or rabbits running in a circle and joined by their ears which form a triangle at the center of the design. The symbol is a puzzle for each creature appears to have two ears yet, between them, there are only three ears.

Three hare symbol sculpture is an ancient symbol of three hares or rabbits running in a circle and joined by their ears which form a triangle at the center of the design. The symbol is a puzzle for each creature appears to have two ears yet, between them, there are only three ears.

Hare studies (1885) by Bruno Liljefors (1860–1939). Source - Stockholms Auktionsverk viaWikimedia

Hare studies (1885) by Bruno Liljefors (1860–1939). Source - Stockholms Auktionsverk viaWikimedia

Haunted by the Call by Deborah Sheehy ~ Lunar Hare Archival Art Print

Haunted by the Call by Deborah Sheehy ~ Lunar Hare Archival Art Print

Not running in circles but in a square, and even four of them! This making me a 4-hare expert? OrleansBM ms9 pic.twitter.com/I2lzGp09CR

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Not running in circles but in a square, and even four of them! This making me a 4-hare expert? OrleansBM ms9 pic.twitter.com/I2lzGp09CR

Carved into the base of a fallen tree trunk, and showing the association of hares with phases of the moon. By Paul Sivell, wood sculptor on the Isle of Wight

Carved into the base of a fallen tree trunk, and showing the association of hares with phases of the moon. By Paul Sivell, wood sculptor on the Isle of Wight

Rabbit in the garden, Made to order. $45.00, via Etsy.

Rabbit in the Garden with Corn - 4x8 Hand Carved Ceramic Tile in a Brown and Light Olive Matt Glaze

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