Rabbit Hunting in Paris

THE INTERNATIONAL POST-HISTORICAL CITY of Paris, France, is now home to a wide range of rabbits originating from many cultures across ancient and present timelines. During a stay in the city I went “hunting” for them, and found and captured (with my handheld digital optical capturing device) many exemplary specimens:

Classic and authentic Egyptian hares on the +3000-year-old stone Luxor Obelisk, now conveniently located at the Place de la Concorde


Middle Eastern ceramic hare bowl from 1100 A.D. at the Louvre
Late 1400’s ceramic dish from Egypt, now at the Louvre
8-pointed star ceramic tile from Iran, 1220 A.D., Louvre
Stepping on the 13th century floor of Sainte-Chapelle with 21st century silver sneakers and Monet socks
Sainte-Chapelle was completed in 1248 post J.C. The upper chapel and its floor is still standing, rabbits and all
Stone relief on the wall of Sainte-Chapelle depicting Noah’s Ark

A rabbit hung up on music on stone pillars at the Louvre
Pillars upholding the ceiling of a room of Greek antiquities at the Louvre

Side-view close-up of Cellini’s 1544 bronze wall relief Le Nymph de Fountainebleu in a stairwell landing at the Louvre
Detail of bronze sculpture “Jaguar devorant un lievre” from 1850 by Antoine-Louis Barye, Louvre
Detail of a large silver dish platter from 1758, made for King Joseph I of Portugal. I wonder if they served rabbit under it?
I spy….a rabbit! Window display of 24 carat (carrot?) gold “accroche tableau de decoration” at the Sennelier store at 3 Quai Voltaire

That chocolate bunny is actually a miniature bronze bunny. Meanwhile the neighboring ibis seems to taking the slow lane
A Mother’s Day macaroon bunny silhouette a la pointillism in a shop window
…In case you are tired of all that slow escargot…
It’s black and white: Rabbits are the international symbol for forever against animal testing
Rabbits also are served up as a prominent subject of “nature morte” genre oil painting. Dead Hare with Powder Flask and Game Bag / Jean-Simeon Chardin / 1730 / at the Louvre

Le Lapin / Chaim Soutine / 1932 / at l’Orangerie

Perhaps you would like some lobster with your rabbit a la Delacroix circa 1826

But “Who stole the tarts?” Detail of Alice in Wonderland illustration at the Dali museum

And finally: in detail Brueghel depicts “Earth, or The Earthly Paradise” in 1607 with oil on copper at the Louvre