bronze-age-aegean: Bronze figurine of an acro…

bronze-age-aegean:

Bronze figurine of an acrobat and a bull. 1600BC-1450BC. Found in Rethymnon.

Bronze group of an acrobat somersaulting over a
bull’s head. The group is solid cast, in one piece, using the lost wax
technique. The arms are not represented, but end in stumps: it is not
clear whether this was by design or because the bronze did not flow into
the extremities of the mould. Equally, the loss of the lower legs may
have been due to a casting fault.

Currently in the British Museum.

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