Purse Clutch (envelope), Medium Minotaur
Portable purse made of Cretan goat leather and leather cord. Silkscreen printed.
Medium size: 26.5 x 14.5 cm.
MADE IN ATHENS.
Male gods appear in the form of son and husband and are closely associated with the bull. The pair of horns was an object of worship and it was also used as one of the main religious instruments and as a symbol of the power of the Minoan Civilization.
2700 / 1500 BC