Flower of life history
·Historical traces of the geometric pattern called "Flower Of Life" or just a six petal rosette in its simplest form. The symbol can be found both in mundane and…
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Flower of Life pattern visible on the glass background ornament faced to Mekka on the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Mosque was built in 1616 and the organization of the work was described in meticulous detail in eight volumes, now found in the library of the Topkapı Palace. Volumes might enlight why ornament was selected to the Blue Mosque. Four to five million tourists visits the place per a year but I have never seen this detail mentioned before. Too apparent to see?!
Pottery found from the Archaeological museum of Nicosia, Cyprus. In addition to this, other vessel and terracotta torso on same museum had Flower of Life decoration belt. Flower motifs on vessel and fish pictures or vesica piscis may very well have been consciously selected by painter. Object dates to 750-600BC ie. Cypro-Archaic 1 Period. (Photo by Marko Manninen)
Ivory item containing Flower of Life motif. It is found and categorized as a local objects from the sanctuary of Aphrodite, visible in the museum of Palaipafos (Kouklia, Cyprus). Dating is mentioned between 1600-1100BC making it one of the oldest FOL found from the mediterranean world. (Photo by Marko Manninen)
Flower of life symbol on the wooden storage box from the town called Urgup, in Cappadocia, Turkey. Story goes, that it was made by the friend of the antique store owner 20 years ago. Idea of the symbol was retrieved from the old Seljuq caravan palace gate decoration, 10th-13th century AD. (Photo by Marko Manninen)