horns of consecration

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A religious or ceremonial symbol found extensively in Minoan contexts, probably based on the horns of bulls. The term was coined by Sir Arthur Evans while working at Knossos. Horns of consecration are often represented as a stone slab, the upper part of which has been shaped into two points.

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