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Intro: For more information on the artist Doon Fergusson-Howlett see her website:

  1. This particular image of a seal was used by JG Macqueen in a book called The Hittites. Dr James Macqueen was Reader in Classics and Ancient Middle Eastern studies at Bristol University. After he retired Dr Macqueen farmed goats in the South West.
  2. The Seal of Cylinders of Western Asia by William Hayes Ward.
    Carnegie Institute, 1910.
  3. This particular dish is referenced by Anna Filigenzi in an article of the ‘Three Hares of Barikot’ 2003. My thanks to Sue Andrew for alerting me to this dish. This is not the only ancient image of linked horns. There is also another cup stand in the Louvre with interlocked horns of either ibex or goat from Mesopotamia. This was found at Larsa, near Uruk, on the Euphrates and dates from around 1750BC. Larsa was an important Sumerian city and the centre of the cult of the sun god Utu whose home was in Ur about fifty miles downstream. Utu was the son of the moon god Nanna and Ningal, the goddess of the reeds.
  4. Urartu is the early Armenian kingdom in eastern Turkey based around Ararat and Lake Van. This item has three decorated prongs and a border that looks like the wavy edge of a field of wheat. It was recently offered for sale by The Barakat Collection in London.
  1. See E A Bennet – ‘What Jung Really Said’ and ‘Meetings with Jung’.
  2. Both films are available on YouTube and are well worth watching.
    BBC film 1963 A Hare’s life by Peter Scott with Eric Ashby.
    BBC1 film Shadow of the Hare with David Attenborough and Maddy Prior 1993.
  3. This link was mentioned in his 1955 book (Bib; 1955 – Le money âge fantastique – Jurgis Baltrusaitis – pages 132-139)
  4. Measurements: diameter 7.5cm; height 2.2cm : Prevenance: Christie’s London. Islamic Art and Manuscript, 13 October 1998, lot 241.
    Now in the Al Sabah Collection, Kuwait. My thanks again to Sue Andrew for supplying these details.
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