SKU: cmc50840

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    Although human communities have depended heavily on them, cattle are less studied and admired than they deserve to be. Beautiful, varied and with individual personalities, cattle feature far more extensively than one might at first think in the art, mythology and religion of humankind.

    Cattle have been exploited in sports and entertainment – from ancient Minoan bull- leaping to the modern Spanish bullfight and water- buffalo racing in Malaysia. In ancient Egypt the worship of the cow-goddess Hathor was fundamental, and the Graeco- Roman world was rich in legends involving cattle, such as those of Europa and the Minotaur. In Hinduism the species is still regarded as sacred. This book illustrates all these aspects with a wide range of objects, from Paleolithic drawings to the Parthenon Frieze, Pictish carvings and modern prints and drawings.

    The author Catherine Johns is a retired curator of Romano-British antiquities at the British Museum.


    Product code: cmc50840
    Subtitle: History, Myth, Art
    Author: Catherine Johns
    ISBN: 9780714150840
    Format: Hardback with jacket
    Number of pages: 192 pages
    Size: 245mm x 245mm
    llustrations: 200 colour
    Weight: 1.132kg
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