Bull Leaping, Knossos

Crete
Copper
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FX 002054
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The fight with bulls was an ancient ritual sport in Minoan Crete. We created a frame with detail of the famous "Bull leaping" fresco, found in the palace of Knossos in Crete, dating back to 1600 B.C. The relief representation is made of shiny copper and is mounted on a wooden frame with glass.

Dimensions: 25 cm x 25 cm x 4,3 cm

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Bull-leaping was a sport of the Minoan era. It was a complex and dangerous acrobatic game during which young men and women would perform spectacular leaps on the back of running bulls. The performers of somersault were young men and women that performed spectacular exercises with incredible flexibility. Bull-leaping was performed as part of religious rites aiming at the emergence of the best athletes. The religious character of the sport in mostly appears in the use of the bull, the sacred animal of the Minoans. The festivity was dedicated to the god Poseidon.

The Bull-leaping fresco,  is a motif of Middle Bronze Age figurative art, notably of Minoan Crete. It is a famous example of the art of the Minoan civilization, placed in the Middle Minoan III - Late Minoan IB ( 17th-15th century BC ) and was found in the wall of the east side of the Palace of Knossos. It is a representation of a ritual sport in which human athletes literally vaulted over bulls as part of a ceremonial rite.

The bull leaping fresco is kept at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete.

Area:
Crete
Date:
1600 B.C.
Details:
with white wooden frame with glass
Dimensions (WxHxD):
25 cm x 25 cm x 4,3 cm
Gross Weight:
1200 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
Copper
Subcategory:
Frame
Weight:
935 gr

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