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Bull-leaping, fresco from the Great Palace at Knossos, Crete, Heraklion Archaeological Museum | by George M. Groutas
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Bull-leaping, fresco from the Great Palace at Knossos, Crete, Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Bull leaping" fresco (painted plaster) from a wall of the Palace at Knossos. The red figure is probably male (its hands probably not on the back of the bull as it should, maybe so to reduce the height of the image), the white figures female (a color convention in Minoan painting). 17th-15th centuries BC. Origin: Palace of Knossos. Height of restored fresco 78.2 cm. MM III-LM IB period.

 

Heraklion Museum Inv.no. T 15. Cf. A. Evans, The Palace of Minos at Knossos, vol. III, pp. 209-214.

 

 

 

from: www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Arts/MinoanBullJump.htm

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Taken on July 17, 2008