Greek hedgehog aryballos
Rhodes, c.600-550 BC
Faience, mould-made aryballos in the form of a hedgehog, the green glaze having added detailing in black, the face white. Cross-hatching represent the spines, his ears lie flat against the head, the nose and eyes in black, the base a little rounded at the edges and flat underneath. Handle and lip made up.
Maurice Bouvier, Alexandria, Egypt; exported to Switzerland 1959, thence by descent
Compare Michel Fortin, Syria, Land of Civilisations (Quebec, 1999), p.177, no.107