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Sculpture

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Bull Jumper 

 

 

 

 

 

The bull jumper is a unique sculpture from the cycladic cizilization.It was dated at about 1550 BCE.  It stands at 11 5/8 inches. The artists of this bull jumper were trained egyptian ivory sculpture artists. This piece of art was found in the palace of Knossos located on the island of Crete. It is made out of ivory with gilt bronze. A website said it was a "tense and slender figure probably coming from a group of participants in the bull-sports, in which an acrobat would confront a charging bull, turn a somersault over its horns, and leap off its back." This daring hobby was a religious rite in the greek culture. A number of early cultures associated their gods and god-rulers with powerful, especially the lion and the bull. Both males and females took part in this and they mostly did it to impress the other sex or show off how strong and powerful they are becuase only the most athletic could sucessfully complete this.


Snake Goddess

                                                                                                                                                                          1200 x 1600 -6k-                                                                                                                                                                          lh3.ggpht.com/...kl1wwjUuUi8M/141.JPG

    http://www.1911encyclopedia,org/Aegean_civilization                                                                                                                                                                       

           The snake goddess was from the palace of Knossos on the island of Crete. It is 11 5/8 inches tall. Iraklion archeological museum in Crete. This sculpture is also intrigued as a ritual object as well as a work of art. It dates to approximately 1600 BCE. It was found during an excavation by Minoan archeologists in Crete. Many scholars have considered that the snake goddess is a symbol of fertility, therefore a fertility goddess. The large breast is a sign of child birth and motherhood. Other scholars consider that the snake goddess is a source of worship. These ideas come from her appearance and her holding the serpants in both of her hands. The snake goddess is depicted in modern times, as well.

INTERESTING FACT- 

The snake goddess was featured in the 2004 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.

 

 

 

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