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Study of Iconographic Transformation of Pictorial Sample in Images of Merrkh- Bahram in Islamic Era
Atefeh Amiri, Nahid Abdi *, Zeinab Saber
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The study of the image of Merrīkh- Bahram in Islamic era implies both formal and thematic similarities with constellation of Barsavosh and Perseus. The three images illustrate one Man with a bare sword and severed head in his hand. This similarity raises this question that what is the relationship of these images? In other word, which image is the precedent to the later representations? This study utilized iconographic transformation approach to find this relationship. Thus, toward Medievalera cultural contingence occurred between Islamic and occidental paintings through the astrological texts. There was a continuous current of iconographic transformation which is traceable in this way: First, general transformation of mythical framework to an astrological one. Second specific transformation of motifs and themes of constellation of Barsavosh to the representation of Merrīkh- Bahram in Islamic era. Thus, emerges an interrelated network of transformations and identifications through texts and astrological motifs in paintings of Islamic era.
Keywords: Merrīkh- Bahram, Barsavosh, Perseus, Iconographic, Transformation, Motif, Image
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/12/9 | Accepted: 2020/04/20

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