Bucranium

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Bu`cra´ni`um


n.1.A sculptured ornament, representing an ox skull adorned with wreaths, etc.
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Consideration of colour and aesthetics in the choice of building and decoration material is observed by Matthews (Chapter 7), and the excavators describe the mirroring and pairing of items reflected in special deposits, often marking closure events (Chapter 4); these often included parts of animals and worked bone; in one instance, a flint dagger with a worked-bone handle had been deposited with bucrania and a human skull (Chapter 15).
the sacral horns, double axe, dove and spiral motifs, snake worship, Mother Goddess figure, bucrania, tholos, etc.
This round house destroyed by fire stood out compared to others of this period because it contained four aurochs bucrania which may have been suspended on the wall (Stordeur 2010), a number of handstones and a polished stone axe.
Neolithic and Copper Age communities used earth and day to plaster their floors and walls, make pottery and figurines, grow crops and create house models and bucrania.
In addition, a group of bull's bucrania has been found which can be associated with a series of wooden hooks in the form of a yoke, and which could be the hangers at the ends of the beams.
Nevertheless, the treatment of bones suggests symbolic refleshing in the manner of the Catalhoyuk bucrania and, of course, the plastered skulls in the PPNB of the Levant and Late Neolithic of Anatolia.
Location of plant stores Level House Mellaart Main room with Side room status platforms etc A II 1 Shrine [Grain in hearth; Grain other small deposits of grain and pulses] A VI * 1 (main) & Shrine A corns, almonds, 2 (ante) pulses, grain, wild seeds E VI 1 Shrine Grain, acorns, mustard E VI 14 (main) Shrine Pulses (Bitter Many grain and & 17 vetch) mustard samples (ante) E VI 34 Pulses E VI 44 Leopard [Wild mustard, Grain shrine grain] E VII 24 (main) Grain 25 (ante) A III^ 4 Grain and wild grasses E VI^ 2 Wheat and pulses Location of animal art Level Main room A II Bull pillar A VI * Horned bench E VI Wall paintings E VI Bucrania E VI E VI Leopard reliefs E VII A III^ Bull pillar E VI^ * Later re-classified as E VI 61 and E VI 62.
Treatment of Bos skulls is attested to at the MPPNB site of Tel Halula, also on the middle Euphrates in northern Syria (Molist-Montana 1996; Sana-Segui & Molist-Montana 2002), while at Dja'de on the Euphrates, Coqueugniot (2000) described a Bos bucrania which was found under a bench and in close proximity to the 'Maison des Morts' which contained some 59 human skeletons.