The most popular - and dangerous - Minoan athletic event, an acrobatic spectacle in which daredevils toyed with charging bulls. Risking life and limb on their agility, the acrobats would grasp the horns of the onrushing bull and somersault over the animal's head. Dated to 1500 BC.
Fresco painting was one of the most important forms of Minoan art. Plastered walls from the Minoan palaces and villas that have survived to our day provide a precious portrait of life in Crete during prehistoric times. The figures and scenes painted in the Minoan frescoes display the familiar Egyptian side view with the frontal eye, as well as the sharp outlines in solid color.(more information on the art of fresco wall painting...)
An exact museum reproduction, made of bonded marble and painted by hand.