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Knossos - bulls

 

Small, bull-shaped "rhyto" for liquid offerings to the gods.

 

Knossos - bulls

 

Small, bull-shaped "rhyto" for liquid offerings to the gods.

 

comments (11)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 4 Jul 2018, 02:30
neat works of art

too bad they were used for such an abomination
Tom Wilson: Well, it was about 2,000 years BC smile
Smart pieces of art Tom.
Tom Wilson: But intended to be simply functional.
I like the paint jobs!
Tom Wilson: Rather interesting, aren't they?
Des jolies petites sculptures.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 4 Jul 2018, 06:14
Very interesting Tom. I suppose bulls have always been seen as important things
Tom Wilson: Yes, I guess that they are used in other cultures.
You can almost feel the antiquity of them, Tom.
Tom Wilson: You can indeed.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Jul 2018, 07:53
I do like the style of their artwork Tom. I’m sure Picasso would have appreciated it too.
Tom Wilson: He was known to be a fan of so-called "primitive" art, wasn't he?
Amazing that art survives for so long...
Tom Wilson: We think of it as art, but, of course, for them it was simply a tool. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jul 2018, 11:40
When I visited Greece in 2005 I learnt that their offerings took on interesting styles. If you were rich, you had a statue made of a family member, e.g. your daughter. This was then placed at some significant place and constituted an offering. The reason why there was so many statues in ancient Greece. On the poorer side they made some clay figures, some like these and burnt them in their cooking fires. Also an offering. Quite civil, while some cultures burnt their children as offerings.
Tom Wilson: Religions have many kinds of rites and practices - all of which seem rather crazy to me -)
They indeed look very old.
Tom Wilson: From about 2,000 BC, Brian.
Looks like the one in the middle has a prosthetic leg
Tom Wilson: It's a reconstruction, so I guess you are right, Bill.

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