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  • Statuette of a bull, Archaic, late 6th century b.c.
    Greek, Boeotian; from the Kabeirion at Thebes
    Bronze; H. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm), W. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
    Inscribed in Greek: Thaletas dedicated me to the Kabeiroi
    Rogers Fund, 1920 (20.210)

    The Kabeirion of Thebes, where this votive was found, was one of the most important mystery cult centers of the little-known divine Kabeiroi. Bronze bulls such as this were the most common type of dedication to be made there.

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  • Statuette of a bull, Archaic, late 6th century B.C.
    Greek, Boeotian; from the Kabeirion at Thebes
    Bronze; H. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm), W. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
    Inscribed in Greek: Thaletas dedicated me to the Kabeiroi
    Rogers Fund, 1920 (20.210)

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