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Bronze Age Minoan Bull Leaping Figural Seal

Antiquities - Bronze Age - Eastern


LOT 528

Estimate
GBP (£) 70 - 100
EUR (€) 79 - 113
USD ($) 98 - 141
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £391

BRONZE AGE MINOAN BULL LEAPING FIGURAL SEAL

Circa 1,400-1,300 BC. A pierced stone plano-convex seal depicting a recumbent bull on a grassy baseline, above its back a somersaulting human figure. 25 grams, 38 mm.

Condition
Very fine condition, complete.

Provenance
Ex Johnstone collection d., formed in the 1930's.

Footnotes
Bull-leaping formed part of the religious observances of many Mediterranean and eastern cults, including the Minoans, Hittites, Bactrians and others. The present item is of Type III: the acrobat in mid-air over the bull's back, facing in the same direction as the animal.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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