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Animalarium: Birds of Paradise

Sirin , the Bird of Paradise, half of the century And now, for something completely different.

The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge: Manuel Lima, Ben…

The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge: Manuel Lima, Ben…

Russian Mystic Birds - Sirin

Russian Mystic Birds - Sirin

Sirin Illuminated Manuscript.

A Siren pictured in a Russian lubok from the century

Птица Сирин святаго и блаженнаго рая». Далее текст в 4 строки: «Аще человек глас ея услышит, пленится мысльми и... дондеже пад умирает, гласа ея слышати не престает». Над головой птицы надпись: «Видом и гласом».

Птица Сирин святаго и блаженнаго рая». Далее текст в 4 строки: «Аще человек глас ея услышит, пленится мысльми и... дондеже пад умирает, гласа ея слышати не престает». Над головой птицы надпись: «Видом и гласом».

Works on Paper - Fraktur Winterthur Collection

Simurgh. "Isfandiyar struggles with the simurgh, Shahnama, 1330. The Simurgh is always represented as female. She was large enough to carry off an elephant. The Simurgh was sometimes said to live at the top of the tree of life and to have seen the creation and destruction of the world three times. She represented the union between the earth and the sky, and was charged with purifying the waters of the earth."

Combat between Esfandyar and Simorgh in the Shahnameh, Ferdowsi's Book of Kings, Shiraz, 1330 edition.

Sirin Russian lubok 19th century

image of a bird Sirin

Handwritten chapbook, inscribed Foster, 1798, probably Rhode Island, with approximately fourteen illustrations depicting animals and birds, the leather cover with bird and foliate decoration, 4'' x 3 1/4''.

Handwritten chapbook, inscribed Foster, probably Rhode Island, with…

Hector Tjupuru Burton, Untitled, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 151 x 100 cm. Tjala Arts, South Australia; Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. Intentionally painted without reference to sacred subject matter (Tjukurrpa, or 'law'), Burton's canvas reflects a concordance forged by elder lawmen of the Tjala Arts Center intended to limit sensitive areas of aboriginal knowledge to those viewers who have been ritually initiated.

Hector Tjupuru Burton / Untitled - 2011 151 x 100 cm , compare to Klimt's tree of life

LUNA - Miniatura dal "De Sphaera", XV sec.

A mythical tree, a vak-vak (or talking) tree.   The limbs of this type of tree terminate in the heads of different animals as well as humans.  The heads purportedly talked.  The image above (from a Persian miniature)  illustrates the legend that such a tree informed Alexander the Great of his early death.    (namopanik)

“ A mythical tree, a vak-vak (or talking) tree. The limbs of this type of tree terminate in the heads of different animals as well as humans. The heads purportedly talked.

Alkonost. Russian Lubok of 19th Century

Alkonost, the Bird of Paradise late century

Купить Корыто старинное 19в "Сирины" - Сирин, птица Сирин, артефакт, старинный, старина

Купить Корыто старинное 19в "Сирины" - Сирин, птица Сирин, артефакт, старинный, старина

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