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Bull's Head Terracotta Vase

Terracotta vase in the form of a bull's head
It is a terracotta bull head, what more is there to say? Well, this vase is a type of rhyton, a pouring vessel typically molded in the form of an animal. Rhytons were used to either drink from, or pour out an offering to a god in a ritual known as libation. Either way, they were not meant for everyday personal use. As the bull is a sacred animal in Minoan culture, this vase was likely used in a religious ritual.
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