Mazda?
Re: seal ID -- nishedha Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
07/24/2018, 18:00:33

In Zoroastrianism, Ahura Mazda (the supreme god) was sometimes depicted as a man with the head of a rooster. Perhaps your bead is based upon this idea.

However, I am not confident this is an ancient bead.

This link presents some interesting ideas related to Persian animal symbols, and demonstrates the importance of roosters in symbology:
https://zoroastriansnet.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/birds-animals-and-symbols-in-zoroastrianism.pdf

JDA.



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