The Salomon’s knot

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Salomon’s knot

TRACCE no. 8 – by Umberto Sansoni


We are developing a research on the symbol of the “Salomon’s knot”, checked since I-IV Century AD…

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The Salomon’s knot

We are developing a research on the symbol of the “Salomon’s knot”, checked since I-IV Century AD in all the Roman imperial territory (mostly mosaic floors) then in the entire Christian world (still mosaics), in the Barbarian (for example fibulas, belt trimmings), in the first medieval Christian (pluteus, marble elements), in the Romanesque and Gothic (capitals and vanets, miniatures), in the Renaissance (specially in the Florentine paintings) and in many other cases of the following eras (synagogues, decorative art of various type).

Avignon (F), Popes' Palace, tile with the

Avignon (F), Popes’ Palace, tile with the “Salomon’s Knot” and spiral in the middle (XIV c.)

Saint Jean de Maurienne (F), Cathedral, Salomon's Knot on a capital of the krypt (XI century)t

Saint Jean de Maurienne (F), Cathedral, Salomon’s Knot on a capital of the krypt (XI century)

Seen the amplitude of the research, that we have been developing for 5 years, we ask kind collaboration to everybody has notices about the symbol: the signalling will be cited by name in the publishing. Please send, if possible, pictures, chronological and context notes.

Thank you.

Umberto Sansoni
Dipartimento Valcamonica e Lombardia
Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici
piazza S. Maria 8 25040 Braone (BS)
voice-fax +39-364-433.621

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