Minoan Bull Replica. The original is currently on display at the Heraklion Museum. Dated back to 1550 BC, this bull is part of the famous Bull Fresco, and Bull head collections also discovered at the palace of Knossos.
This fine museum quality replica is a unique "one of a kind" ceramic reproduction made from clay originating from the same fields where the original was found to ensure the same "look and feel" as the actual piece. All paint decorations were also made replicating methods used by potters of the particular period. This is why this item is hard to distinguish from the original and requires the attached traditional lead stamp (shown as part of the description tag) that identifies it as a reproduction made by an authorized artist. Like the actual museum displays each piece is tagged with its description.
Shipped in presentation gift box.
Handmade and Imported from Greece.
Approx. 175mm (6.75 in) L x 108mm (4.3 in) W x 127mm (5.1 in) H
Approx. weight 454 grams