This Easter we #StayHome with a ceramic rabbit of the 6th cent. BC.

Thursday, 16 April - Thursday, 30 April, 2020

This Easter we #StayHome with a ceramic rabbit of the 6th cent. BC. It is a rattle, one of the first toys that babies played with in antiquity. In its interior there is a clay pellet or a small pebble, so when shaken it produces a rattling sound to distract the child and soothe its crying. The rabbit was found in the Sanctuary of the Nymphe of Marriage, in the south slope of the Acropolis. It was dedicated there by a young Athenian woman before her wedding, as a farewell to her carefree childhood. Today this rabbit is exhibited in the ground-floor of the Acropolis Museum.

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