Reproduction of an ivory leaper
Late Minoan I
ca. 1600–1450 B.C.
Overall: 11 5/16 x 4 3/4 in. (28.7 x 12.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1920
Not on view
Excavated 1902 in the Temple Treasury at Knossos.The original figure was found with fragments of at least two other 'leaping' ivory figures of similar scale, one of which preserved locks of gilt bronze hair. The left forearm has been lost from this otherwise extremely faithful reproduction. In 1920 the Gillierons also offered for sale a reconstituted version of this statuette in painted plaster with long black hair and a belted cod piece at the waist. The original is in the Herakleion Archaeological Museum.