Flower of life history

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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 religious means from ancient manuscripts, temples & churches, mosaics, sarcophagi, goblets & beakers, textiles, art & jewelry throughout cultures starting at least 1500BC.

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Sakraaligeometria – matka jalosukuisten leikkausten lähteille (episodi 27)

Mitä syntyy, kun laitetaan yhteen geometria ja pyhä? Voiko siitä tulla millään tavalla houkutteleva aihe? Useilla meillä on jo peruskoulun pulpetilta antipatioita ja pelkoja matematiikkaa ja geometriaa kohden. Pyhään liittyvät uskonnolliset mielleyhtymät ovat vieraita meidän aikana arkisessa elämässä, ainakin läntisissä maissa. Tai sitten tykkäämme kyllä toisesta. Emme vain voi kuvitella, että pyhä ja geometria voisivat…

Curses, musical scores and a fisherman swallowed by a whale: Archaeologists’ fascinating quest to decipher medieval graffiti scrawled on cathedral walls Superstition: This ‘petal’ design was probably used to bring good luck or ward off evil spirits. Da Vince, Dover Castle, Types Of Magic, Witchcraft, Magick, Evil Spirits, Flower Of Life, Pompeii, British History

Curses, musical scores and a fisherman swallowed by a whale: Archaeologists' fascinating quest to decipher medieval graffiti scrawled on cathedral walls

Volunteers from the Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey began cataloguing the scrawls found in the cathedral earlier this year, and have already recorded hundreds of inscriptions.

Butter Dish F 3561 Owner: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam Dating: Material: earthenware Excavation: Oud Krabbendijke, Netherlands Place of origin: Netherlands Decoration/Inscription: stylized flower, AVE MARIA Earthenware, Stoneware, Holiday Dates, Pottery Plates, Sgraffito, Flower Of Life, People Art, Plates And Bowls, Islamic Art

Collection - Butter Dish F 3561

In autumn 2008 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presented the Van Beuningen-De Vriese collection of sgraffito earthenware in a truly novel fashion. The artist and media technologist Joachim Rotteveel (1972) applied 3D reconstruction techniques, rapid manufacturing and augmented reality to represent the late medieval earthenware.

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life – Brain Pickings Ancient Rome, Ancient Art, Steven Johnson, Accordion Book, Ancient Beauty, Historical Artifacts, Flower Of Life, Sacred Geometry, Geometric Shapes

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

How the invisible hand of the clock powered the Industrial Revolution and sparked the Information Age.

Cercul de stele: Geometrie sacră la Mănăstirea Cozia All Religious Symbols, Altar, Dream Symbols, Seed Of Life, Iron Age, Flower Of Life, Romanesque, Ancient Art, Sacred Geometry

Geometrie sacră la Mănăstirea Cozia

Cercul de stele: Geometrie sacră la Mănăstirea Cozia

Arborele Vietii si Floarea Vietii pe piatra de mormant - Cavalerul cu lebada, Biserica Domneasca, Curtea de Arges. Masonic Symbols, Religious Symbols, Dream Symbols, Seed Of Life, Door Casing, Chip Carving, Horse Drawings, Stone Carving, Wood Carving

- miercurea fara cuvinte ( 41 ) : floarea vietii

(initiativa : intre vis si realitate ) *

Romanians erect gates at the entries to homes, churches, graveyards. On these gates are incised protective symbols, as each gateway marks a passage from an impure place to a better one. All Religious Symbols, Protection Symbols, Dream Symbols, Seed Of Life, Spirited Art, Flower Of Life, Kirchen, Sacred Geometry, Deities

Romanians erect gates at the entries to homes, churches, graveyards. On these gates are incised protective symbols, as each gateway marks a passage from an impure place to a better one.

Flower of Life pattern visible on the glass background ornament faced to Mekka… All Religious Symbols, Flower Of Life Pattern, Mekka, Blue Mosque, Sacred Geometry, Ornament, Building, Places, Flowers

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?!

Flower of Life symbols on woodcarvings at the museum of Zakopane, Poland. Chip Carving, Wood Carving, All Religious Symbols, Flower Of Life Symbol, Seed Of Life, Sacred Geometry, Traditional Art, Jewelry Art, Vintage World Maps

Wzory i ornamenty w domach góralskich a symbol kwiatu życia

1. Wstęp Niniejszy tekst nie jest artykułem, lecz swoistym felietonem – stanowi przemyślenia po odwiedzeniu Zakopanego i charakterystycznych obiektów wybudowanych w tzw. „stylu zakopiańskim"1, wykonanych głównie według projektu Witkiewicza (wynika to z tego, że obecnie te właśnie obiekty są udostępnione dla zwiedzania, - znajdują się w nich muzea). Zostanie wykazany związek pomiędzy ornamentami występującymi w…

“Large stone sphere depicting the Flower of Life pattern, found by Jamie Janover in the royal gardens of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Goes to show the incredible knowledge our ancient. All Religious Symbols, Flower Of Life Pattern, Shape Art, Ancient Civilizations, Sacred Geometry, Art Forms, Archaeology, Jewelry Art, Beijing China

A giant urn in the royal gardens of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Undated. (Photo © Jamie Janover)

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) All Religious Symbols, Iron Age, Flower Of Life, Ancient Art, Sacred Geometry, Archaeology, Swirls, Jewelry Art, Decorative Accents

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)

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