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Title: Flying over Boundaries. Auspicious Birds in Sino-Sogdian Funerary Art
Authors: Compareti, Matteo
Keywords: Fenghuang
Sino-Sogdian art
Issue Date: 3-Aug-2016
Publisher: Venice : Edizioni 'Ca Foscari
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.
ISBN: 978-88-6969-100-3
Appears in Collections:Annali di Ca' Foscari. Serie orientale

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