Three Hares Terracotta Tile

Three Hares Terracotta Tile

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Three hares share three ears as they chase each other on this terracotta tile.

Hares in this form have been found on the roof of a 6th century Buddhist temple in Dunhuang, Central China. The image of the three hares appears along the Silk Road. Archaeologists have traced examples in Syria, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and the Northern Himalayan area. For Christians, the number three in any context became a representation of the Trinity. The symbol was adopted by the Guild of Tinners as their emblem and it appears carved in several Cornish churches. This ceramic wall tile is based on a 14th century roof boss in Wissenburg, Northern France.

This hand-finished tile is perfect for anyone fascinated by the hare, its legend, and this ancient design.

Dimensions: 10.5cm diameter.

A small hole is located at the top of the tile for fixing. These tiles are suitable for hanging indoors or outdoors. They are not floor tiles. The tiles are frost resistant, but it is not recommended to hang them outside where they will face a deluge of water. 

 


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