Re: [sig] Is there a name for the Rus heart motif similar to the seeblatt?
- On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 6:26 PM, Lisa Kies <lkies319@...> wrote:
>The motif is definitely older then 400-800 AD. Here is an example of it in
> I'd be surprised if the motif wasn't even older than that, especially if
> itis decended from a Greek lily.
a Pazyryk felt from Pazyryk barrow no. 5, 252-238 BCE. Scroll down a bit,
its the bird fragment. The border is composed of the motif.
http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/museums/shm/shmpazyryk.html Part of
what I found so fascinating is that the border from this carpet or
wallhanging is almost identical to those found later in other medium e.g.
illumination, metalwork etc.
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