Bull's Head, Silver Bookmark

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Inspired by the bull's head rhyton, which was found in the palace of Knossos in Crete and dates to 1550-1450 B.C., and the myth of the Minotaur, we created this unique bookmark. The bookmark is made of silver 925°.

Dimensions: 3 cm x 4,5 cm x 1mm

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In greek mythology, the Minotaur was a monster with a human body and a bull's head. It is said to have been the offspring of the intercourse of Cretan queen Pasiphaë with the bull sent from God Poseidon to Minos.

Minos traped Minotaur in the labyrinth, and fed him with the bodies of the seven youths and seven maidens whom the Athenians at fixed times were obliged to send to Minos as tribute. The Cretan Labyrinth was an elaborate maze-like construction, designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. It was often represented by ancient artists either alone in the labyrinth, or engaged in the struggle with Theseus.

1550 - 1450 B.C.
Dimensions (WxHxD):
3 cm x 4,5 cm x 1 mm
Gross Weight:
18 gr
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Sterling Silver 925°
5 gr

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