Three Hares Roundel (medium)
The ancient symbol of the three dancing hares is a puzzle in more ways than one. The design depicts three hares chasing one another in an endless circle with each hare having only one ear, but joined in such a way that they appear to have two. It is thought to have a range of symbolic or mystical associations with fertility and the lunar cycle. When used in Christian churches, it is presumed to be a symbol of the Trinity. Its origins and original significance are uncertain, although the earliest occurrences in cave temples in China are associated with Buddhism.
Cast by hand in frost proof casting stone the Three Hares Roundel can remain outdoors all year round. The ornament is 30cm in diameter and weighs about 4kg. The colour is Cotswold sandstone. It is cast with a strong hook at the back for secure display.
All our ornaments are cast and coloured by hand in our workshop in Zeeland, the Netherlands.
Actual colours can differ from the photos. Because all our ornaments are made and finished by hand no two are exactly alike.