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Re: Minoan bull jumpers
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2023, 06:29:33 PM »
A march through in history in flats!  Nice work
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Minoan bull jumpers
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2023, 03:22:38 PM »
Lovely figures depicting Bull Jumpers from Minoan times.  Whether the practice was actually practiced or is only something having mythological significance is apparently debated.  From the Penn Museum:

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Sir Arthur Evans, excavated at Knossos, provided this “diagrammatic sketch of [an] acrobat’s course” to show the sequence of movements in bull-leaping. From The Palace of Minos , page 223, fig. 156.


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The famous Bull-leaping fresco, from the palace at Knossos, depicts a critical moment in the event. Two female figures (in white) are positioned at each end of the bull, while a male figure (in brown) throws himself into a somersault off of the bull’s back... The fresco dates to the Final Palace period, ca. 1450–1400 BC.

Hafer's set as a whole:

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Again thanks to Brian King lovely figures of part of the set.  (Normally I do not purchase partial sets but, in this case I don't particularly care for the other figures so this worked well.)


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Finally a spirited rendition from Eric Talmant combined with figures from Neckel which go nicely with the theme.

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