Bull Leaping Minoan Knossos Ancient Greece Solid Bronze Statue Handmade 5 Inches

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Bull Leaping Minoan Knossos Ancient Greece Solid Bronze Statue Handmade 5 Inches

Height: 2.2 inches (5.6 cm)
Width: 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Depth: 0.9 inches (2.3 cm)
Weight: 0.38 lbs (174 gr)

Bull-leaping (Ancient Greek: ταυροκαθάψια, taurokathapsia) is a term for various types of non-violent bull fighting. Some are based on an ancient ritual from the Minoan civilization, involving an acrobat leaping over the back of a charging bull (or cow). As a sport it survives in modern France, usually with cows rather than bulls, as course landaise; in Spain, with bulls, as recortes and in Tamil Nadu, India with bulls as Jallikattu.

Ritual leaping over bulls is a motif in Middle Bronze Age figurative art, especially in Minoan art, and what are probably Minoan objects found in Mycenaean Greece, but it is also sometimes found in Hittite Anatolia, the Levant, Bactria and the Indus Valley. It is often interpreted as a depiction of a rite performed in connection with bull worship.

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