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Bird-Headed Man with Snakes

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Compartmented Seal with Bird-Headed Man (garuda) with Snakes, bronze. Northern Afghanistan, 2000-1500 B.C. Public Domain. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Original Image here.
Diameter 7.30 cm. Shinji Shumeikai Acquisition Fund (AC1995.5.6) Art of the Ancient Near East

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This article explores further on the subject of the Master of the Beasts subject:

  • [PDF] T. Negus, “Daniel in the Den of Lions: Early Medieval Carvings and their Origins.,” Folk Life. Journal of Ethnological Studies., vol. 44, pp. 63-77, 2005.
    [Bibtex]
    @Article{tinanegus2005,
      Title                    = {Daniel in the Den of Lions: Early Medieval Carvings and their Origins.},
      Author                   = {Tina Negus},
      Journal                  = {Folk Life. Journal of Ethnological Studies.},
      Year                     = {2005},
      Pages                    = {63-77},
      Volume                   = {44},
    
      File                     = {tinanegus2005.pdf:tinanegus2005.pdf:PDF},
      Owner                    = {trismegisto},
      Timestamp                = {2016.01.02},
      Url                      = {http://www.green-man-of-cercles.org/articles/daniel_in_the_den_of_lions.pdf}
    }

For further (and further, and further) fun, have a look at this Flickr group called “Daniel, Gilgamesh and The Master of Beasts“.

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