Cretan bulls

replica ancient Greek Minoan bronze rhyton online and at It's All Greek London

The dynamic, artistic and highly sophisticated Minoan civilisation flourished on Crete and on Thera/Santorini ca 2700-1500BC. Named after the mythological King Minos, the wealthy MInoans traded extensively across the Mediterranean area. Their vast palaces were adorned with colourful frescoes and pottery which reflected their love of the natural world.

The bull played a particularly prominent role in the Minoan culture of ancient Crete, where it was associated with Poseidon, the elemental god of the sea. Bull heads and horns were used as symbols in the palace at Knossos, the largest Bronze Age site on the island. The Minoans represented the bull in their art and jewellery.


bronze bull's head rhyton (large)

bronze bull's head rhyton (large)

The original of this bronze bull's head is a carved stone (steatite) rhyton (ritual pouring ves..

Code: BA-60

£250.00 Ex Tax: £208.33

bronze bull's head rhyton (largest)

bronze bull's head rhyton (largest)

The original of this bronze bull's head was a carved stone (steatite) rhyton (ritual pouring vessel)..

Code: BA-12

£350.00 Ex Tax: £291.67

bronze bull's head rhyton (medium)

bronze bull's head rhyton (medium)

The original of this bronze bull's head was a carved stone (steatite) rhyton (ritual pouring vessel)..

Code: BA-85

£100.00 Ex Tax: £83.33

bronze bull's head rhyton (small)

bronze bull's head rhyton (small)

The original of this bronze bull's head was a carved stone (steatite) rhyton (ritual pouring vessel)..

Code: BA-61

£65.00 Ex Tax: £54.17

bronze leaping bull (mini)

bronze leaping bull (mini)

This bronze composition is inspired by the Minoan 'bull-leaping' rituals, in which participants of b..

Code: BA-82

£35.00 Ex Tax: £29.17

bronze leaping bull (small)

bronze leaping bull (small)

This bronze composition is inspired by the Minoan 'bull-leaping' rituals, in which participants of b..

Code: BA-50

£65.00 Ex Tax: £54.17

bull head pendant

bull head pendant

This elegant oval pendant depicts the bull's head so venerated by the ancient Minoans. Decorated on ..

Code: JV-080

£40.00 Ex Tax: £33.33

mini bronze bull's head

mini bronze bull's head

The original bronze bull's head (of which this is a much reduced and simplified reproduction) was a ..

Code: BA-92

£15.00 Ex Tax: £12.50

Minoan bull-leaping fresco tile (large)

Minoan bull-leaping fresco tile (large)

Bull-leaping ('taurokathapsia') is a motif of Middle Bronze Age figurative art, notably of Minoan Cr..

Code: MM-201

£175.00 Ex Tax: £145.83

Minoan bull-leaping fresco tile (medium)

Minoan bull-leaping fresco tile (medium)

Bull-leaping ('taurokathapsia') is a motif of Middle Bronze Age figurative art, notably of Minoan Cr..

Code: MM-231

£85.00 Ex Tax: £70.83

Minoan bull-leaping fresco tile (small)

Minoan bull-leaping fresco tile (small)

Bull-leaping ('taurokathapsia') is a motif of Middle Bronze Age figurative art, notably of Minoan Cr..

Code: MM-086

£50.00 Ex Tax: £41.67

spirited bronze bull

spirited bronze bull

The worship of the bull was widespread in the ancient world as the creature symbolised power, streng..

Code: BA-39

£30.00 Ex Tax: £25.00

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