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Journal:   NAGHSH MAYEH   FALL 2009-WINTER 2010 , Volume 2 , Number 4; Page(s) 7 To 16.
 
Paper: 

COMPARATIVE CONSIDERATION OF SYNTHETIC CREATURES IN THE ART OF IRAN AND MESOPOTAMIA

 
 
Author(s):  KHOSRAVI ELAHEH*
 
* SCHOOL OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, CENTRAL BRANCH
 
Abstract: 
Synthetic creatures on the seals and reliefs that have been formed in sculpture and various form, are combination of different animals that are unique in the real world. The creation of these creatures in the ancient civilizations' art is rooted in the myths. In this research, synthetic creatures of the art of Iran and Mesopotamia civilizations will be surveyed in the aspect of the forms and origin of the creations, in order to find their creations' reasons and observe the artists' imagination of these two adjacent territories in executing of the new monuments.
Some synthetic creatures of these civilizations are confined only to that art and civilization, like, Roc in the art of Iran and Ugulla in the Mesopotamia's art. Some of them are common between them. This second group is divided in two categories. First, synthetic creatures that are the same in title but differ in their forms, like, Scorpion human that have been depicted differently in each civilization. Second, synthetic creatures are similar in title, utilization and form. As an instance, winged bull sculptures (lamaso) both in Iran (Achaemenians period) and Mesopotamia (new Assur) are placed in the gates of the palaces as a guardian and repulsive of the evil.
 
Keyword(s): GIRIFFON, ROC, BULL MAN, MUSHHUSSU, UGALLUG
 
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