Iberian Bull Statue

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 02 November 2017

This limestone statue of a bull comes from Osuna (Seville), Spain. It dates from the late 5th century CE. It was originally abutted to a funerary monument. Bulls were protectors of tombs, symbols of masculinity, and they were also associated with sacrifices. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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