Swastika Knot of Salomon

Fig. 332 - The 'Knot of Salomon' or the swastika-meander (pelta) in various disguises. 1. The sun sign with rotating arms (tetraskele). The Anglo-Saxon term is 'fyllot' (quadruped); variations are the four Greek gammas, connected with the bases (the 'gammadion', middle) and the knot of Salomon (right); 2. Villa no. 1, Milhajlovgrad (Bulgaria); 3. Tile (fleur-de-lis) from Butley Priory, Suffolk; 4. Roman mosaic design; 5. Kourion, Cyprus; 6. Part of an illustration in a fourteenth-century 'Manual for the Virtues', Genua; 7. Graffiti in St. John's Church at Duxford, England; 8. Indian stamp sign, southern Appalachians; 9. Magic drawing from Bali (Indonesia), from the Korn-collection at Leiden; 10. Vignet for the 'Cassa Rurale'-bank. La Banca della Comunita locale. Cavalese (TN), Italy.
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