• Roman marble sculptured relief with cupids about to sacrifice bulls, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar Rome 30 AD , inv 6718 Farnese Collection, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Roman marble sculptured relief with cupids about to sacrifice bulls, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar Rome 30 AD , inv 6718 Farnese Collection, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Roman marble sculptured relief with cupids about to sacrifice bulls, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar Rome 30 AD , inv 6718 Farnese Collection, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Roman marble sculptured relief with cupids about to sacrifice bulls, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar Rome 30 AD , inv 6718 Farnese Collection, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Roman marble sculptured relief with cupids about to sacrifice bulls, from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar Rome 30 AD , inv 6718 Farnese Collection, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Machlos 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Machlos 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Gournia 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Gournia 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum. , black background
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Gournia 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Gournia 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Machlos 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Machlos 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Machlos 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  bull's head rhython libation vessel, Gournia 1600-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna and Mycenae, Archaeological Museum Athens.  White Background.<br />
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Left: Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna cat no 11184<br />
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Right Mycenaean bull figurine from Mycenae tomb 65 cat no 3032
  • Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna and Mycenae, Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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Left: Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna cat no 11184<br />
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Right Mycenaean bull figurine from Mycenae tomb 65 cat no 3032
  • Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna and Mycenae, Archaeological Museum Athens.  Black Background<br />
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Left: Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna cat no 11184<br />
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Right Mycenaean bull figurine from Mycenae tomb 65 cat no 3032
  • Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna and Mycenae, Archaeological Museum Athens. <br />
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Left: Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna cat no 11184<br />
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Right Mycenaean bull figurine from Mycenae tomb 65 cat no 3032
  • Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna and Mycenae, Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey art Background <br />
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Left: Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna cat no 11184<br />
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Right Mycenaean bull figurine from Mycenae tomb 65 cat no 3032
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background. <br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background. <br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • The 'Bull leaper' Minoan fresco, reconstructed at Knossos Archaeological Site, Crete
  • Reconstruction of a Minoan Bull relief fresco  of the Nouth Propylaeum,  Knossos  archaeological site, Crete
  • The 'Bull leaper' Minoan fresco, reconstructed at Knossos Archaeological Site, Crete
  • The 'Bull leaper' Minoan fresco, reconstructed at Knossos Archaeological Site, Crete
  • Mycenaean bull figurine from from Mycenae tomb 65 , Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 3032.  White Background.
  • Mycenaean bull figurine from from Mycenae tomb 65 , Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 3032.  Black Background
  • Mycenaean bull figurine from from Mycenae tomb 65 , Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 3032.  Grey Background
  • Mycenaean bull figurine from from Mycenae tomb 65 , Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 3032
  • Mycenaean bull figurine from from Mycenae tomb 65 , Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 3032.  Grey art Background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave L (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • The Minoan clay bull's head rhython lbation vessel,  Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background
  • The Minoan clay bull's head rhython lbation vessel,  Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • The Minoan clay bull's head rhython lbation vessel,  Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave L (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave L (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave L (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave L (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • The Minoan clay bull's head rhython lbation vessel,  Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background
  • The Minoan clay bull's head rhython lbation vessel,  Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Minoan decorated bull shaped rhython (rhytha) for ritual liquid offerings, Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan decorated bull shaped rhython (rhytha) for ritual liquid offerings, Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan decorated bull shaped rhython (rhytha) for ritual liquid offerings, Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan decorated bull shaped rhython (rhytha) for ritual liquid offerings, Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial bull statuette in bronze from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Minoan decorated bull shaped rhython (rhytha) for ritual liquid offerings, Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • "Prince of lilies" or "Priest-king Relief", plaster relief at the end of the Corridor of Processions, restored by Gilliéron, Knossos Minoan archaeological site
  • "Prince of lilies" or "Priest-king Relief", plaster relief at the end of the Corridor of Processions, restored by Gilliéron, Knossos Minoan archaeological site
  • "Prince of lilies" or "Priest-king Relief", plaster relief at the end of the Corridor of Processions, restored by Gilliéron, Knossos Minoan archaeological site
  • The Minoan  "Procession  Fresco' reconstructed at Knossos  archaeological site, Crete
  • "Prince of lilies" or "Priest-king Relief", plaster relief at the end of the Corridor of Processions, restored by Gilliéron, Knossos Minoan archaeological site
  • The 'Blue Monkey' Minoan fresco, reconstructed at Knossos Archaeological Site, Crete
  • The Minoan  "Procession  Fresco' reconstructed at Knossos  archaeological site, Crete
  • "Prince of lilies" or "Priest-king Relief", plaster relief at the end of the Corridor of Processions, restored by Gilliéron, Knossos Minoan archaeological site
  • The Minoan  "Procession  Fresco' reconstructed at Knossos  archaeological site, Crete
  • Dolphin Freco of the Queens Megaron, Knossos Palace Archaeological Site, Crete
  • Dolphin Freco of the Queens Megaron, Knossos Palace Archaeological Site, Crete
  • Dolphin Freco of the Queens Megaron, Knossos Palace Archaeological Site, Crete
  • Dolphin Freco of the Queens Megaron, Knossos Palace Archaeological Site, Crete
  • Dolphin Freco of the Queens Megaron, Knossos Palace Archaeological Site, Crete
  • Minoan  bulss head shaped rhython with go;d horns, from the  Knossos-Little Palace 1600-1450 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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There is a hole on the bulls neck for filling the hollow head and a hoile in its snout for pouring.
  • Minoan  bulss head shaped rhython with go;d horns, from the  Knossos-Little Palace 1600-1450 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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There is a hole on the bulls neck for filling the hollow head and a hoile in its snout for pouring.
  • Minoan  bulss head shaped rhython with go;d horns, from the  Knossos-Little Palace 1600-1450 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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There is a hole on the bulls neck for filling the hollow head and a hoile in its snout for pouring.
  • Minoan  bulss head shaped rhython with go;d horns, from the  Knossos-Little Palace 1600-1450 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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There is a hole on the bulls neck for filling the hollow head and a hoile in its snout for pouring.
  • Minoan  bulss head shaped rhython with go;d horns, from the  Knossos-Little Palace 1600-1450 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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There is a hole on the bulls neck for filling the hollow head and a hoile in its snout for pouring.
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
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The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
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The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
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The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
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The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
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The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,white background<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
<br />
The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum., black background<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
<br />
The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • Ancient Egyptian pseudo mummy of a bull, painted linen, Late Period (722-332 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
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The pseudo mummy contains only part of a bulls remains the missing parts being replaced with vegetable matter
  • Ancient Egyptian pseudo mummy of a bull, painted linen, Late Period (722-332 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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The pseudo mummy contains only part of a bulls remains the missing parts being replaced with vegetable matter
  • Ancient Egyptian pseudo mummy of a bull, painted linen, Late Period (722-332 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
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The pseudo mummy contains only part of a bulls remains the missing parts being replaced with vegetable matter
  • Ancient Egyptian pseudo mummy of a bull, painted linen, Late Period (722-332 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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The pseudo mummy contains only part of a bulls remains the missing parts being replaced with vegetable matter
  • Ancient Egyptian pseudo mummy of a bull, painted linen, Late Period (722-332 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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The pseudo mummy contains only part of a bulls remains the missing parts being replaced with vegetable matter
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against white background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against white background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against gray background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens . <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  White Background.<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  Grey Background<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens . Black Background<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  Grey art Background <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Roman relief sculpted garland sarcophagus with reliefs of bulls heads and garlands, 2nd century AD. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Roman relief sculpted garland sarcophagus with reliefs of bulls heads and garlands, 2nd century AD. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Roman relief sculpted garland sarcophagus with reliefs of bulls heads and garlands, 2nd century AD. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Bronze Age Anatolian relief Vase with bulls - 19th to 17th Century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a white background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian relief Vase with bulls - 19th to 17th Century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a grey background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian relief Vase with bulls - 19th to 17th Century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a black background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian relief Vase with bulls - 19th to 17th Century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian relief Vase with bulls - 19th to 17th Century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bulls pulling a wagon from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale,  first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bulls pulling a wagon from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale,  first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bulls pulling a wagon from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman relief sculpted garland sarcophagus with reliefs of bulls heads and garlands, 2nd century AD. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, from the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, from the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, from the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, from the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, from the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC. Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Aurochs skulls covered in lime plaster to make waht appear to be seats. On the wall are frescoes of hand prints will a platererd bulls skull. A reconstruction of one of four Catalhoyuk houses to help archaeologists understand the finished structure of excavated ruins. 7500 BC to 5700 BC, Catalyhoyuk Archaeological Site, Çumra, Konya, Turkey
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Statues of bulls and Eflatun Pınar ( Eflatunpınar) Ancient Hittite relief sculpture monument and sacred pool, and its Hittite relief scultures of Hittite gods.  Between 15th to 13th centuries BC. Lake Beysehir National Park, Konya, Turkey.
  • Statues of bulls and Eflatun Pınar ( Eflatunpınar) Ancient Hittite relief sculpture monument and sacred pool, and its Hittite relief scultures of Hittite gods.  Between 15th to 13th centuries BC. Lake Beysehir National Park, Konya, Turkey.
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Ancora Archaeological Museum. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 4
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 2
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 5
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 1
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. An Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations exhibit.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Tuthmosis II, granodorite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1479-1425 BC), Karnak, Temple of Amun. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Tuthmosis II is shown wearing Royal regalia including the shendyt kilt, the nemes headdress and the uraeus cobra on his forehead. Between his legs in a bulls tail, the symbol of power. On the sides of the throne is the sema-tawy, a sign composed of a lotus and papyrus, the symbols od Upper and Lower Egypt. Under the feet of the king are the Nine Bows, the enemies of Egypt. Together these symbolise that the pharaoh keeps the two halves of Egypt together and protects them against her enemies. Drovetti Collection. C 1376
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 3
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Minoan bull shaped rhython libation vessel decorated with a net pattern , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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The net pattern over the bull and its cut horns signify that it is a wild bull intended for sacrifice.
  • Minoan bull shaped rhython libation vessel decorated with a net pattern , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The net pattern over the bull and its cut horns signify that it is a wild bull intended for sacrifice.
  • Minoan bull shaped rhython libation vessel decorated with a net pattern , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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The net pattern over the bull and its cut horns signify that it is a wild bull intended for sacrifice.
  • Minoan bull shaped rhython libation vessel decorated with a net pattern , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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The net pattern over the bull and its cut horns signify that it is a wild bull intended for sacrifice.
  • Minoan bull shaped rhython libation vessel decorated with a net pattern , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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The net pattern over the bull and its cut horns signify that it is a wild bull intended for sacrifice.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C.  King and queen in front of the altar. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - The king carries the kingdom sceptre - lituus in his right hand, and extends his left hand forward for worship. The queen wears a fancy dress hanging down to the floor; both figures wear earrings with a large ring.<br />
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Right Panel - Bull. It is the sacred animal of the Storm God. It is over a pedestal which is split from top to bottom. It is stocky and short-legged. With a huge horn, the bull has schematic muscles. In the orthostats on the left side, there is a procession moving towards this bull.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C.  King and queen in front of the altar. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - The king carries the kingdom sceptre - lituus in his right hand, and extends his left hand forward for worship. The queen wears a fancy dress hanging down to the floor; both figures wear earrings with a large ring.<br />
<br />
Right Panel - Bull. It is the sacred animal of the Storm God. It is over a pedestal which is split from top to bottom. It is stocky and short-legged. With a huge horn, the bull has schematic muscles. In the orthostats on the left side, there is a procession moving towards this bull. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C.  King and queen in front of the altar. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Left Panel - The king carries the kingdom sceptre - lituus in his right hand, and extends his left hand forward for worship. The queen wears a fancy dress hanging down to the floor; both figures wear earrings with a large ring.<br />
<br />
Right Panel - Bull. It is the sacred animal of the Storm God. It is over a pedestal which is split from top to bottom. It is stocky and short-legged. With a huge horn, the bull has schematic muscles. In the orthostats on the left side, there is a procession moving towards this bull. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C.  King and queen in front of the altar. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Left Panel - The king carries the kingdom sceptre - lituus in his right hand, and extends his left hand forward for worship. The queen wears a fancy dress hanging down to the floor; both figures wear earrings with a large ring.<br />
<br />
Right Panel - Bull. It is the sacred animal of the Storm God. It is over a pedestal which is split from top to bottom. It is stocky and short-legged. With a huge horn, the bull has schematic muscles. In the orthostats on the left side, there is a procession moving towards this bull. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C.  King and queen in front of the altar. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Left Panel - The king carries the kingdom sceptre - lituus in his right hand, and extends his left hand forward for worship. The queen wears a fancy dress hanging down to the floor; both figures wear earrings with a large ring.<br />
<br />
Right Panel - Bull. It is the sacred animal of the Storm God. It is over a pedestal which is split from top to bottom. It is stocky and short-legged. With a huge horn, the bull has schematic muscles. In the orthostats on the left side, there is a procession moving towards this bull. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean acrobat leaping over a bull, Early Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Black Background<br />
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14th  Cent BC.. Cat No 1595. The Mycenaean Fresco depicts an acrobat leaping over a charging bull whilst holding onto its horns. This ritual symbolised the struggle of domination of man over wild nature.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean acrobat leaping over a bull, Early Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Grey Background<br />
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14th  Cent BC.. Cat No 1595. The Mycenaean Fresco depicts an acrobat leaping over a charging bull whilst holding onto its horns. This ritual symbolised the struggle of domination of man over wild nature.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean acrobat leaping over a bull, Early Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum.<br />
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14th  Cent BC.. Cat No 1595. The Mycenaean Fresco depicts an acrobat leaping over a charging bull whilst holding onto its horns. This ritual symbolised the struggle of domination of man over wild nature.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Water Gate. Basalt, 900 - 700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Turkey.<br />
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Fragment of Two bull men holding the trunk of the tree in the middle. The faces of the figures, having tufts in both temples over the chain, have been depicted from the front direction. The horned figures with bull like ears and legs have human bodies. <br />
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On a white background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Water Gate. Basalt, 900 - 700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Turkey.<br />
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Fragment of Two bull men holding the trunk of the tree in the middle. The faces of the figures, having tufts in both temples over the chain, have been depicted from the front direction. The horned figures with bull like ears and legs have human bodies.<br />
<br />
On a gray background.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Water Gate. Basalt, 900 - 700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Turkey.<br />
<br />
Fragment of Two bull men holding the trunk of the tree in the middle. The faces of the figures, having tufts in both temples over the chain, have been depicted from the front direction. The horned figures with bull like ears and legs have human bodies. <br />
<br />
On a black background.
  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Water Gate. Basalt, 900 - 700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Turkey.<br />
<br />
Fragment of Two bull men holding the trunk of the tree in the middle. The faces of the figures, having tufts in both temples over the chain, have been depicted from the front direction. The horned figures with bull like ears and legs have human bodies. <br />
<br />
On a brown art background.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Water Gate. Basalt, 900 - 700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Turkey.<br />
<br />
Fragment of Two bull men holding the trunk of the tree in the middle. The faces of the figures, having tufts in both temples over the chain, have been depicted from the front direction. The horned figures with bull like ears and legs have human bodies. <br />
<br />
On a grey art background.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean acrobat leaping over a bull, Early Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. White Background.<br />
<br />
14th  Cent BC.. Cat No 1595. The Mycenaean Fresco depicts an acrobat leaping over a charging bull whilst holding onto its horns. This ritual symbolised the struggle of domination of man over wild nature.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean acrobat leaping over a bull, Early Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Grey art Background <br />
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14th  Cent BC.. Cat No 1595. The Mycenaean Fresco depicts an acrobat leaping over a charging bull whilst holding onto its horns. This ritual symbolised the struggle of domination of man over wild nature.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
<br />
 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side D, Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Black Background<br />
<br />
 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side D, Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
<br />
 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side D, Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
<br />
<br />
 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side D, Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Art Background<br />
<br />
 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side C , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
<br />
 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side C , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
<br />
 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.

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