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Rhyton in the shape of a bull's head, from Knossos, Minoan, 1700-1400 BC (marble and gold)

Rhyton in the shape of a bull's head, from Knossos, Minoan, BC (marble…

Bull’s Head Rython (ca 16 th century BC) from Knossos Palace, Archaeological Museum of Herakleion

Bull’s Head Rython (ca 16 th century BC) from Knossos Palace, Archaeological Museum of Herakleion. They worshiped those.

Another fascinating object from the British Museum's History of the World in 100 Objects is this small bronze statue of a Minoan bull leaper. I confess that I never saw this before -- which is somewhat puzzling, given that I have read a stack of books on Minoan Crete and visited the British Museum about five times during the year I lived in London. Perhaps it was on loan elsewhere that year.

A fascinating object from the British Museum's History of the World in 100 Objects is this small bronze statue of a Minoan bull leaper.

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Minoan art, 1600 B. - Akroteri Fresco * Minoan Skirt with Breast Exposed

Minoan eight handled amphora.

*GREECE ~ The Minoan was a Bronze Age. Minoan eight handled amphora

Jug with bird, example of Cycladic art, about 1600 BCE. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Jug with bird, example of Cycladic art, about 1600 BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Jar Knossos waves womb labyrinth http://en.protothema.gr/excavations-yield-impressive-results-at-mountain-top-minoan-settlement/#.Ve72YX2TYi0.facebook

The Kamares-style was the first polychrome Minoan artwork on pottery

Minoan Dolphin Vase from Crete

Minoan dolphin vase - Marine Style - Millenium BCE The Marine style…

Mixtec Gold Artifacts - Butterfly nose pendant

Mexica/Aztec jewelry, sacred objects,, and decor that they used everyday.