Inscribed in Greek, Thaletas dedicated me to the Kabeiroi
The Kabirion 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.
Inscription: In Greek: "Thaletas dedicated me to the Kabeiroi"
From the Kabirion at Thebes
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