An ivory figurine representating a bull-leaper from a three dimensional composition (with two other figures and a bull) depicting this Minoan sporting or religious activity. Hair would have been added using bronze
wire and clothes in gold
leaf, 1600-1500 BC. It is perhaps the earliest known attempt in sculpture to capture free movement in space. (Archaeological Museum Herakleion)
Sakellarakis J.A. (2005) Herakleion Museum Guide, Athens
: Ekdotike Athenon
Original illustration by Mark Cartwright.
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