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Chinese Phoenix (Fenghuang): A mythological bird which reigns over the feathered world. Its image has appeared in China for over 4,000 years. Along with unicorn Qilin, tortoise Guixian and dragon Long, Phoenix is one of the four holy animals in Chinese mythology. In Chinese culture, it is a symbol of high virtue and grace. As it also symbolizes yin (female), it is always paired with Chinese dragon which has yang (male) connotations.

Chinese Phoenix (Fenghuang): A mythological bird which reigns over the feathered world. Its image has appeared in China for over 4,000 years. Along with unicorn Qilin, tortoise Guixian and dragon Long, Phoenix is one of the four holy animals in Chinese mythology. In Chinese culture, it is a symbol of high virtue and grace. As it also symbolizes yin (female), it is always paired with Chinese dragon which has yang (male) connotations.

Lovers in a Landscape • Persian, Safavid Period, second half of 16th century Mashhad or Qazvin, Iran

Lovers in a Landscape • Persian, Safavid Period, second half of 16th century Mashhad or Qazvin, Iran

Iran Politics Club: Hojatollah Shakiba - Part 2: Persian Colonial Miniatures Gallery

Iran Politics Club: Hojatollah Shakiba - Part 2: Persian Colonial Miniatures Gallery

New mosque in Baku by Alexander Melnikov on 500px,Azerbaijan

New mosque in Baku by Alexander Melnikov on 500px,Azerbaijan

Simurgh - pt.2 "Si-", the first element in the name, has been connected in folk etymology to Modern Persian si "thirty". Although this prefix is not historically related to the origin of the name simurgh, "thirty" has nonetheless been the basis for legends incorporating that number, for instance, that the simurgh was as large as thirty birds or had thirty colours.

Simurgh - pt.2 "Si-", the first element in the name, has been connected in folk etymology to Modern Persian si "thirty". Although this prefix is not historically related to the origin of the name simurgh, "thirty" has nonetheless been the basis for legends incorporating that number, for instance, that the simurgh was as large as thirty birds or had thirty colours.

Persian Qajar Painting http://www.textileasart.com/inventory/a939.jpg

Persian Qajar Painting http://www.textileasart.com/inventory/a939.jpg

Persian Art.

Persian Art.

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

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583810804fa5697f0a918b2131fb1c49.jpg 294×490 pixels

Qajar Painting - Bijan Ghaderi

Qajar Painting - Bijan Ghaderi

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