the bull

replica ancient Greek bronze bull and oxen sculptures  from It's All Greek London and online

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 sculpture and frescoes.

In Homer's Iliad, heroes are frequently compared with bulls when engaged in furious combat. The bull is a symbol of virility, strength and dominance.

Our representations of the bull range from the Minoan bull-leaping fresco to exquisite bronze bull’s heads and miniature bronze bulls.


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 chunky bull

bronze chunky bull

A lovely handful of heavy bronze! The worship of the bull was widespread in the ancient world as it ..

Code: BA-86

£95.00 Ex Tax: £79.17

bronze long-horned bull

bronze long-horned bull

Symbol of virility and strength. The worship of the bull was widespread in the ancient world as it s..

Code: BA-35

£45.00 Ex Tax: £37.50

bronze long-horned bull

bronze long-horned bull

Symbol of virility and strength. The worship of the bull was widespread in the ancient world as it s..

Code: BA-40

£85.00 Ex Tax: £70.83

bronze Minotaur

bronze Minotaur

The Minotaur has been variously depicted in art and sculpture through the ages, with the bestial and..

Code: BS-26

£125.00 Ex Tax: £104.17

bronze oxen and cart

bronze oxen and cart

Two oxen yoked in a pair pull a cart. Oxen were used to move heavy loads and to plough fields as wel..

Code: BA-42

£200.00 Ex Tax: £166.67

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

£21.00 Ex Tax: £17.50

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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