This lively little bronze composition is inspired by the Minoan 'bull-leaping' rituals, in which participants of both sexes vaulted over bulls by grasping their horns.
The famous fresco-tile, depicting this activity, was found in the palace at Knossos and dates to ca 1600-1500 BC. It is now on display in the museum in Heraklion in Crete.
bronze leaping bull (small)
- Height including his base: 10cm Length: 12cm Depth: 3.5cm
The bronze pieces are cast in Greece using the traditional lost wax method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in texture, patina, and colour. No two pieces are ever the same. If mounted on a marble base, it will be a black or very dark grey base. There may be a variation of some millimetres in the dimensions of the base from time to time.
It's All Greek is proud to have been working with the Semitekolo family foundry since 1999. It has been a privilege to handle these gorgeous pieces and to sell them to customers all over the world.