This rabbit shaped oil lamp is a very rare combination of a very expressive zoomorphic shape with multiple spouts. Other known examples from Khorassan include a bronze lion with three protruding spouts, (Sotheby's, 14 October 1999, lot 91). That lion-shaped oil lamp also had prancing feet with accentuated ankles brought close to the ground. A hare-shaped Khorassan oil lamp with multiple spouts in a private collection has very similar pointed triangular ears and pronounced nose. Our rabbit-shaped lamp has a forward facing head in a more striking and alert pose. The slim gently curved legs and the elegantly rounded body of our rabbit are testament to the skill of this well established metalworking tradition. The refined nature of these zoomorphic shapes from Khorassan can also be seen in a superb lion-shaped incense burner sold in these Rooms, 6 October, 2009, lot 21.