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chevron_rightLanguages and Cultures of the Middle and Far East

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ISBN (print)
978-88-6969-101-0

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978-88-6969-100-3

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Date of publication
03 Aug 2016

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Eurasiatica

Flying over Boundaries
Auspicious Birds in Sino-Sogdian Funerary Art

Matteo Compareti
University of California, Berkeley, USA
compareti@hotmail.com

DOI 10.14277/978-88-6969-100-3/006

Abstract

The focus is on the representation of auspicious birds in Sino-Sogdian funerary monuments. These birds can be portrayed with a halo behind the head and ribbons attached to their neck. Special emphasis is given to their connection with the mythical Iranian bird, the Simurgh, and the concept of Farr (‘glory, charisma’). In particular, an attempt is made to shed some light on the possible association between the Simurgh, the ‘Western’ Phoenix, and the Chinese Fenghuang.

Keywords
Fenghuang. Simurgh. Phoenix. Sino-Sogdian art.


Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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Compareti Matteo

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Flying over Boundaries

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Book Chapter

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it

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The focus is on the representation of auspicious birds in Sino-Sogdian funerary monuments. These birds can be portrayed with a halo behind the head and ribbons attached to their neck. Special emphasis is given to their connection with the mythical Iranian bird, the Simurgh, and the concept of Farr (‘glory, charisma’). In particular, an attempt is made to shed some light on the possible association between the Simurgh, the ‘Western’ Phoenix, and the Chinese Fenghuang.

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Eurasiatica

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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http://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-100-3/006

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2610-8879

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2610-9433

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978-88-6969-101-0

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978-88-6969-100-3

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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open

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Fenghuang

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Simurgh

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Phoenix

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Sino-Sogdian art

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