Bull leaping Handmade Statue by Brass - knossos shop

Bull leaping TAVROKATHAPSIA Handmade Statue by Brass

Handmade, in the natural color of brass.

Tavrokathapsia, Bull Leaping

Mianoan religious athletes jump over a bull.

Made by the foundry technique.

The basis is of marble. FREE STANDARD SHIPPING

Height 24 cm (9.45 inches), Width 16 cm  (6.30 inches)

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Handmade, in the natural color of brass. Made by the foundry technique. FREE STANDARD SHIPPING The basis is of marble.  Bull leaping (Tavrokathapsia) was a very important celebration. They took place in Knossos, where there was a fight  for the capture of a wild bull.  The young men in the race were on horseback trying to capture the wild bull, catching it by the horns and using ropes or wood, but never an iron weapon. Then they would sit on the cervix or the back of the animal and do various acrobatic figures and exercises. Bullfighting did not require the death of the bull.  They were only intended to show the courage and  courage of the athletes. In the palace of Knossos, wall paintings with depictions of the race were found. Height 24 cm (9.45 inches), Width 16 cm  (6.30 inches)

Attention: There may be a difference of a few centimeters in the indicated dimensions and in the color of the photos. 

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