Iberian Bull Statue

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James Blake Wiener
published on 02 November 2017
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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)

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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 World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 02). Iberian Bull Statue. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7535/iberian-bull-statue/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Iberian Bull Statue." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Nov 2017. Web. 30 Nov 2021.