RELIEF FRESCO WITH BULL’S HEAD
Fragment of a plaster relief fresco representing bull-hunting or capturing within a rocky landscape with olive-trees. A masterpiece of minoan naturalism, a work of high artistic quality and expressive power. The artist captured the intensity of the moment, the anguish of the galloping bull, puffing and struggling with half-open mouth and dilated eye to escape from its pursuers or even to counter-attack.
Knossos, Palace, West Bastion of the North Entrance Passage, 1600-1450 BC
Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports | © Heraklion Archaeological Museum