A finely hollow-modelled Han terracotta figurine depicting a naturalistically portrayed rabbit in a recumbent pose. Its head is modelled pointing forward and the ears are pricked back, capturing the smooth masculine outline and the vivid movements of this rabbit. Facial features, including the eyes, nostrils and mouth are picked out in pinkish-red and black pigments. Its mouth is further decorated with a few confident brush strokes, intimating rabbit whiskers. Black pigment evenly covers its whole body, contrasting with the pinkish-rouge pigment seen inside its ears.
Date: Circa 202 BC – AD 220
Period: The Han Dynasty