Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art

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Index
A, 1
A and ω (or Ω), 1
A-shih-to (Ch.), 121
Aaron, 152, 161
Aaron's rod, 142
abacus, 54
Abel, 32
Abheda (Bud.), 87
Abraham (O.T.), 71
abzu (ocean), 178
Acala (Bud.), 21, 209
acanthus, 142
acedia, 201
Acheron, river, 106
Acropolis, Athens, sculpture, 210
Adad, 163
Adam (O.T.), 61, 68, 85, 122, 138, 158
Adi-Buddha, see Vairocana.
Adonis (Gk.), 114, 142, 144, 190
Adoration of the Lamb, 32
—, of the Magi, 145, 160
Adrian, St, 34, 54, 88
aegis, 113
Aeneas, 151
Aeolus (Gk.), 81, 113
agape, see Charity.
Agatha, St, 77, 84
Ages of Man, 163
—, of the World, 163, 203
Aglaea (radiance) (Gk.), 206
Agnes, St, 32, 88, 153
Agni, 164
Agrippina (Rom.), 93
Ahriman (Pers.), 42, 118, 194
Ahura-Mazda (Pers.), 52, 100, 102, 118, 131, 194
Airavata (Hin.), 23, 189
Akashagarbha (Bud.), 27
Aker (Eg.), 33
Akitsu-shima (Jap.), 21
Akshobhya (Bud.), 23, 111, 209
alarm staff, 86
Alban, St, 88
alchemy, 64, 77, 81, 182
Alexander the Great, 80
almond, 142
Amalthea, 144
Amaterasu Omikami (Jap.), 164‐ 5,206
Ambrose, St, 11, 71, 97, 174, 183
Amida (Bud.), 169
Amitabha (Bud.), 38, 76, 80, 132, 146, 150-1, 168, 169, 172-3,197, 209
Ammut (Eg.), 17
Amoghapasha (Bud.), 75
Amoghasiddhi (Bud.), 111, 185, 209
Amphitrite (Gk.), 91
amphora (Gk.), 94
amrita (Hin.), 94
Amun, 165, 194
Amurru (Akkad.), 63
An, see Anu.
Ananda (Bud.), 166-7
Ananta (the 'infinite')(Hin.), 45, 111, 212, 213
anchor, 54
Andrew, apostle, 2, 75, 80
Andromeda (Gk.), 198
anemone, 142
Angaja (Bud.), 61, 167
angel, 113
Angirases, 114
ankh, 1
Anne of Brittany, 24
Annunciation, 19, 48, 65, 91, 100, 122, 147, 149
Ansanus, St, 3, 66
ant, 8
antelope, 8
Anteros (Gk.), 153, 180
Antinous (Rom.), 148
antlers, 9
Antony of Padua, St, 10, 25, 39, 41, 55, 57, 64, 101, 118, 128, 129, 149
Antony the Great, St, 6
Anu, 65, 165
Anubis (Eg.), 18, 24, 26
Anukis (Eg.), 24
anvil, 54
ape, 9
Aphrodite/Venus, 165,190, 208
Apis (Eg.), 12, 29, 36, 51, 53, 109, 134
Apocalyptic Beasts, 165
Apollo, 166
Apollonia, St, 77
Apophis (Eg.), 14, 43, 45, 71, 176
Apostle, 166
apple, 142
apsaras (Hin.), 48, 69, 114, 135, 189
Aquila (star), 108
aquilegia, see columbine.
Ara Pacis Augustae, 197
Arachne (Gk.), 47
arbaah minim, see Four Species.
arch, 54
Ares/Mars (Gk./Rom.), 95
Argonaut (Gk.), 25
Argus (Gk.), 38, 63
arhat, 166,170
Ariadne (Gk.), 208
Anon (Gk.), 19, 73, 148
Aristotle, 201
Arjuna (Hin.), 167
armillary sphere, 85
armour, 55
arrow, 55
Ars simia Naturae, 10
Artemis/Diana, 100, 167
Artemisia (Gk.), 93, 148
Aryan peoples, 13, 30, 44, 61, 150, 155, 163, 164, 176, 194, 202
asana, 135, 136, 212
Ascanius (Troj.), 98
Ascension of Christ, , 22, 99, 103, 121, 165
asceticism, 9, 59, 124, 203,
Asclepius (Gk.), 44
ashoka, 159
Ashoka, Emperor, 34, 77, 173
Ashur, temple of Sin at, 204
Ashurnasirpal II, 61
Ashvins (Hin.), 30
aspergillum, 55
ass, 10
Assur, 168
Assurbanipal (Assyr.), 33
Astarte (Syr.), 19, 29, 58, 97, 144, 190
astronomy/astrology, 5, 16, 107, 129, 184, 192, 208-9
Asuras, 118
Atar (Iran.), 100
Aten (Eg.), 109, 125
Athanasius, St, 183
Athena/Minerva, x, 168
Atlas (Gk.), 101
atman, 171
Atropos (Gk.), 83, 84, 87, 205
Attis (Phryg.), 144, 190
Atum (Eg.), 1, 102, 112, 117, 125, 138, 196
Augustine, St, 55, 101, 128, 129, 174, 183
Augustus, Emperor, 197
aureole, 98
Aurora (Rom.), 62, 90, 98
Avalokiteshvara, 168
avatars of Vishnu, 57, 60, 64, 65, 120, 191, 212-4
Avesta (Pers.), 59
axe, 55
ba (Eg.), 11, 107, 138
baboon, 9, 134
Bacchantes, 13, 89, 148, 158, 160, 178
Bacchus, see Dionysus/Bacchus.
badger, 10
Badhra, (Bud.), 167
bagpipe, 56
Bakula (Bud.), 35, 167
Balaam's ass, 10
balance, see scales.
Balarama (Hin.), 78
Balder (Ger.), 151
Bali (Hin.), 211, 213
ball, 56
ballo mascherato, 130
bamboo, 142
bandicoot, 185
baptism, 106, 112
Baptism of Christ, 19, 93, 110
Barbara, St, 61, 91
Bartholomew, apostle, 43, 71
Basil the Great, St, 183
basilisk, 10

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Table of contents

  • Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art *
  • Contents *
  • Acknowledgements *
  • How to Use This Book *
  • About Symbols in Art ix
  • The Dictionary 1
  • 1 - Abstract Signs 1
  • 2 - Animals 8
  • 3 - Artefacts 54
  • 4 - Earth and Sky 98
  • 5 - Human Body and Dress 113
  • 6 - Plants 142
  • Collectives 163
  • Appendix - The Transcription of Chinese 216
  • Notes and References 217
  • Bibliography 222
  • Chronological Tables 225
  • Index 234
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