A Swastika Pictorial Atlas

Fernando Coimbra

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1. Prehistory

adapted from A. Bertrand
Fig. 1 – Several types of swastika
/ Different periods

 

Photo: F. Coimbra

 

Fig. 2 – Swastika from Bylany
(Bohemia)/ VI millennium.

Photo: H. Muller-Karpe
Fig. 3 – Idol with horns, central Mediterranean / Neolithic

Photo: J.P. Lowenstein

Fig. 4 – Pottery from Samarra
/ V millennium.

Photo: J-P- Lowenstein

Fig. 5 – Four women composing
a Swastika, Samarra / V millennium.

Photo: G. Brunod

Fig. 6 – Pottery, Europe / Neolithic.

Photo: J. Chevallier & A. Gheerbrant

Fig. 7 – Four goats composing a Swastika, Samarra / V millennium.

Photo: J. Griffiths
Fig. 8 – Carvings on a stone,
(Egypt) / IV- III millennium.

Photo: F. Coimbra

 

Fig. 9 – Rock Art from Gegham,
(Armenia)  / III- II millennium.


Photo: Perrot / Chipiez

Fig. 10 – Lead Idol from Hissarlik
/ III millennium.

Photo: F. Coimbra

 

 

Fig. 11 - Rock Art : Portela da Laxe, Galicia (Spain) / II- I millennium.

Photo: H. Schliemann

 

Fig. 12 – Spinning-whorls from Hissarlik
/ Bronze Age.

 

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2. Protohistory

 

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig.13 – "Rosa Camuna" from
Guifões (P) / Iron Age

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 14 – Fibula from Parreitas,
Alcobaça (P) / 8th-7th Century BC

 

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 15 – Inscription with a swastika, Sertã, (P) / Late Iron Age.

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 16 – Bull’s head with swastika, Numancia (Spain) / Late Iron Age.

Photo: G. Schwantes

Fig. 17 – Spear with swastika, Brandenburg (D) / Late Iron Age.

 

 

Photo: E. Goblet d'Alviella

Fig. 18 – Coin with four horses forming a swastika (Gaul) / I century BC.

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 19 – Pottery from Segovia’s Hillfort, Elvas (P) / Late Iron Age.

Photo: E. Goblet d'Alviella
Fig. 20 – Coin with four snakes forming a
swastika (Gaul) / 1st Century BC.

Photo: F. Coimbra



Fig.21 – Stone from Stª Tecla’s Hillfort, Galicia (Spain) / Late Iron Age.

 

 

 

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 22 – Triskel from Briteiro’s Hillfort, Guimarães (P) / 1st Century BC.


 

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3. Greece

 

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 23 – Minoan writing,
(Crete) / XIV century BC 

Photo: M. Gimbutas

Fig. 24 – Bee Goddess and swastika, (Beotia) /
700 BC

 Click for larger view / Photo: H.W.Janson

Fig. 25 – Shipwreck, Greek pottery, Ischia Museum / VIII century BC

Photo: A. Bertrand

Fig. 26 – Atena with swastikas, Androklidés (Greece)

 

 

Photo: Musée du Louvre

Fig. 27 – "Bell-idol", west Mediterranean / VIII century BC


Photo: C. Seltman

 

 

 

 

Fig. 28 – Coin with triskel, Sicily,
/ IV century BC

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4.  China

 

Photo: B. Kobres

Fig. 29 – Comet’s atlas (China)
/ III century BC.

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5.  Roma

   

Photo: A. Bertrand

Fig. 30 – Altar, Pyrenees /I Century BC

Photo: F. Coimbra

 


Fig. 31 – Swastika over cantharus,
Roman mosaic, St.ª Vitória do Ameixial (P)
/ IV  century).

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 32 – Roman mosaic, Conimbriga (P)
/  I Century BC - I Century AD

Photo: A. Bertrand

Fig. 33 – Swastika on the Good Shepherd &
on Angel Gabriel, frescoes from the Catacombs, Roma (I) / 4th Century

 

Photo: F. Coimbra

 


Fig. 34 – "House of the swastikas",
Conimbriga (P)  / III century AD

Photo: F. Coimbra
Fig. 35 – Swastika and ivy leafs,
Roman mosaic (Austria)

Photo: R. Auguet

Fig. 36 – Swastika on gladiator’s shield, Colchester Museum  (U.K.)


Fig. 37 – Funerary gravestone,
   Moncorvo (P)

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 38 – Meander of swastikas and bay leaves, Conimbriga (P) / II- III century AD

Photo: F. Coimbra

F ig. 39 - Swastika over cantharus,
Milreu’s Villa (P) / IV Century AD

Photo: A. Kiss

Fig. 40 – Governor’s palace, Aquincum (Hungary)

photo : Dubal
Fig. 41 – Imperial Villa of Casale, Piazza Armerina ( Sicily) / IV Century AD

Photo: A. Bertrand

Fig. 42 – Swastika on priest’s chest,
Capua (I) / III century BC)

Photo: T. Bondroit

 

Fig. 43 – Moses crossing the Red Sea,
fresco from the Catacombs,
Roma (I)  / IV century

Photo: F. Coimbra

 

 

Fig. 44 – Funerary inscription, Catacombs, Roma (I)  / IV- V century

 

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6. Middle Age

 

Photo: E. Rynne

 

Fig. 45 – Christ leaving his tomb,
Ennis (Ireland) / XV century

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 46 – Our Lady & swastikas,
El Escorial (Spain)/ XIII century

Photo: A. Bertrand

Fig. 47 – Funerary gravestone ( Ireland)
/ V- VI century

Photo: H.W. Janson

Fig. 48 – "The name of Allah", blue swastika (Turkey) / XV century

Photo: F. Coimbra

 

Fig. 49 – Swastika on sarcophagus, Guimarães (P) / X century

Photo: B. Marillier

Fig.50 – Swastika on Christ’s heart, Narbonne (F) / XIV century (?)

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7. Present times

 

Photo: F, Coimbra

Fig. 51 – Tibetan Religious Painting

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 52 – Wedding invitation (India)

Photo: P. Bagnoli

 

 

 

Fig. 53 – Drawing on Shiva’s temple, (India)

Photo: F. Coimbra

 


Fig. 54 – Spice’s market ( India)

Photo: F. Coimbra

 

 

Fig. 55 – Happy Birthday Card, (USA)
/ Early XX Century

Photo: F. Coimbra

Fig. 56 – Pottery vessel for fishing octopuses (P)

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