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Sphinxes and harpies in medieval Islamic art

Eva Baer

Sphinxes and harpies in medieval Islamic art

an iconographical study.

by Eva Baer

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Published by Israel Oriental Society in Jerusalem .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art, Islamic,
  • Sphinxes (Mythology),
  • Harpies

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesOriental notes and studies,, no. 9
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN6260 .B28
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 109 p., lvi p. of plates.
    Number of Pages109
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL258155M
    LC Control Numberhe 66001708
    OCLC/WorldCa1023164

    The crystal, with its cruciform grooves in the center, is particularly notable; it may have held a relic at one time, underscoring the power and importance attached to Gospel books in Armenian culture. Published References. Eva Baer. Sphinxes and Harpies in Medieval Islamic Art: An Iconographical Study. Oriental Notes and Studies, no. 9 Jerusalem. pl, fig. 6. The medieval Islamic texts called Maqamat were some of the earliest coffee-table books and among the first Islamic art to mirror daily life. Masterpieces of Ottoman manuscript illustration include the two books of festivals, one from the end of the 16th century and the other from the era of Sultan Murad III.

    “Art Objects”, List of Manuscripts, Books, Documents and Art Objects acquired by the Ministry of Education and Culture after World War Two, Jerusalem, , pp. - E. Baer, Sphinxes and Harpies in Medieval Islamic Art, Jerusalem, , review in Ariel, genus in ancient and medieval art, the tripartite figure, what I shall also call a trimorph. Part human, part winged feline, and part serpent, it is, taxonomically speaking, unequivocal­ ly monstrous. The figure's bestial character, however, is mit­ igated by its self-contained, benign pose and somewhat wist­ ful gaze.

    Gold and silver objects from the medieval Islamic world are extremely rare. Like many religions, Islam disapproved of trappings of wealth, even if members of the elite largely ignored this religious objection. Sphinxes and Harpies in Medieval Islamic Art: An Iconographical Study. Oriental Notes and Studies, no. 9 Jerusalem. p. Baer Sphinxes and Harpies in Medieval Islamic art. An Iconographical Study (Jerusalem, ); J. Lerner, “A Note on. 3 the ubiquitous peacocks, hares, cats, and birds were also employed in several medias produced under different dynasties in medieval times, both Muslim and non-Muslim.


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$ Sphinxes and Harpies in Medieval Islamic Art An Iconographical Study Eva Baer Sphinxes and Harpies. ] Fantastic creatures such as sphinxes, harpies, and unicorns occur much more rarely, though just for that reason they have been studied more intensively.

[Note: Eva Baer, Sphinxes and Harpies in Medieval Islamic Art, and Richard Ettinghausen, The Unicorn. For animals of all kinds on metalwork see Baer, Metalwork, pp. The harpy, which is a bird with a humanoid head, is known from Antique Greece, the ancient Middle East, and India.

Like other mythical creatures in Islamic art, its development and decorative use were influenced by different traditions.

Reused in an Islamic context, however, the question is whether most of these symbols did not in fact quickly lose their original significance. Lions, gazelles, griffins, harpies, and sphinxes appear haphazardly on all manner of objects.

Dragons and phoenixes are sometimes good, sometimes evil, sometimes purely decorative. Review of: E. Baer, Sphinxes and Harpies in medieval Islamic art Class: Review in a journal In (1): Der Islam Year: Volume Num: 45 Pages: Web: Photograph modified from original by 'reeveb' on flickr.

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A sphinx (/ ˈ s f ɪ ŋ k s / SFINGKS, Ancient Greek: σφίγξ, Boeotian: φίξ, plural sphinxes or sphinges) is a mythical creature with the head of a human, a falcon, a cat, or a sheep and the body of a lion with the wings of an eagle.

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The four sphinxes in the Berlin mirrir [8] each with a human female head seen from the front on a winged feline body seen from the side, recall the chasing animals (predominantly dogs and hares) that were a frequent motif in Seljuq art, specifically in courtly scenes that evoked the thrill of the royal hunt.

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The mysterious monsters who lurk beneath the pedestal of the Virgin in Andrea del Sarto's Madonna of the Harpies have been variously interpreted--as sphinxes and locusts as well as harpies. Simona Cohen argues that they are embodiments of Original Sin, and explains why the artist chose grotesque female figures to depict the idea.

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Baer, Sphinxes and Harpies in Medieval Islamic Art (Jerusalem, ). W. Hartner, The Earliest History of the Constellations in the Near East and the Motif of the Lion-Bull Combat, JNearEastSt 24 () ; reprinted in Oriens-Occidens openwork–featuring Harpies (mythical birdwomen), Sphinxes, quadrupeds (four-footed mammals), and scrolls–was first painted with touches of black and cobalt blue.

The entire jug was then covered in a transparent turquoise glaze.