Painted Vulture

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The vulture, with widespread wings, symbolizing protection and maternal care, is a frequent and a splendid decoration of temple ceilings, and appears in many other applications.


bird, Egypt


A. D. F. Hamlin, A History of Ornament (New York: The Century Company, 1916) 47


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