Minoan vase ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E., and drawing of the images depicted.

'The upper carving depicts three bulls being led into an athletic arena for a bull leaping ceremony. The lower carving depicts pairs of boxers entering the ring equipped with headgear and gloves.'

If your interested in learning more about the bull leaping motif in Minoan art, check out the write up I did about it a while ago.

Courtesy the Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library.

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