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Ancient "swastika"


#1

Was: Qianlong’s jade bowl

I found another “swastika” example on a painted pot from Samarra
(Iraq), dating to about 5,000 BC. This one has little hands on the
ends of each arm, a variant I’ve not seen elsewhere. See Figure 8.20
on p. 147 of Yosef Garfinkel’s book, Dancing at the Dawn of
Agriculture
.

Judy Bjorkman


#2

For what it is worth, you will find several “swastika” type forms
from the Scandinavian Iron Age on pages 53 and 55 in the book
titled: Scandinavian Mythology - part of a series from the Library
of the World’s Myths and Legends - published in the US in the 80’s.

Not sure how unusual these are, but if you have not seen them they
are beautiful spiral type forms and worth taking a look at.

Robyn Kleinhans