Marinescu, Marina
June 1984
Ornament;Summer84, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p20
The article discusses the symbolic and decorative aspects of the double-headed eagle as a Byzantine motif, a motif that can still be found in today's Balkan folk art. The origins of the motif in Asian and Greco-Roman mythologies, its adoption by Byzantine emperors and as a sign of Christianity, its geographical proliferation, and multiple examples of it as a decorative motif in folk art are presented.


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