Bull Leaping – Minoan Crete
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Pin
Bull leaping is a motif of Middle Bronze Age figurative art, notably of Minoan Crete, but also found in Hittite Anatolia, the Levant, Bactria and the Indus Valley. It is often interpreted as a depiction of a ritual performed in connection with bull worship. This ritual consists of an acrobatic leap over a bull; when the leaper grasps the bull’s horns, the bull will violently jerk his neck upwards giving the leaper the momentum necessary to perform somersaults and other acrobatic tricks or stunts.
The pin depicts the “Bull Leaping” of the Minoan Crete
Product: Olympic Pin
Pin code: #03-009-004
Official Licensed Product
Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection