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Al-buraq, Copenhagen Nationalmuseet, Dept. of Ethnography; Inv. DA 758. The inspiration for the Al-buraq, according to T.W. Arnold, was drawn from many pre-Islamic representative traditions in western Asia, including the centaur of Babylon, the 'man-headed bulls' of Assyria and the Sphinx.

Al-buraq, Copenhagen Nationalmuseet, Dept. of Ethnography; Inv. DA 758. The inspiration for the Al-buraq, according to T.W. Arnold, was drawn from many pre-Islamic representative traditions in western Asia, including the centaur of Babylon, the 'man-headed bulls' of Assyria and the Sphinx.

Centaur Mosaic discovered near the ancient Roman theater at Orange, France. late 2nd century CE - early 3rd century CE |

Centaur Mosaic discovered near the ancient Roman theater at Orange, France. late 2nd century CE - early 3rd century CE |

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