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Old 01-06-2020, 08:50 AM
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Looking for Symbolic meaning of asymetric eagle wings in sculpture

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I have for the longest tried to figure what kind of symbolic meaning the asymetric positioning of the wings for this and some other artist renderings. But I am unable to find any writing on it. I am hoping someone here might know the answer of where to look next? Much appreciated.

If the image does not load: the eagle has left wing pointing down, and right wing pointing horizontally out to the side. Its head is looking in the direction of the right wing. The bird is sitting.

Thanks so much!
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:41 PM
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Re: Looking for Symbolic meaning of asymetric eagle wings in sculpture

It probably depends on who carved the eagle and for what purpose.

Directional and animal symbolism means different things to different groups so you would have to start with who carved it and for what group.

Do you know anything more about it?
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:22 AM
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Re: Looking for Symbolic meaning of asymetric eagle wings in sculpture

judging by the clothing of the man and the ornate objects on the table we're here:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda
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the bird is facing the man, not the camera. it's sitting on a blue globe pointing left = west. it rules the world keeping an eye out for the enemy coming from the west.
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Old 02-04-2020, 05:51 AM
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Re: Looking for Symbolic meaning of asymetric eagle wings in sculpture

Thank you so much for your input and link, and your interpretation ronsu18.
This particular image is taken from a royal adress. But I have also seen it in images from Hatra during isis destruction, and as a depiction of the egyptian god Horus but with no context.

What particularly interests me is the one wing down one wing out to the side position. I know different folks have different meaning, but sometime some gestures are primal (?). I thought perhaps it was welcoming the one in front to its protection/did not think of it as pointing towards an enemy. I don´t know much about it, but the statue clings to me and I don't know quite how to get to the bottom of it so thank you for giving me response on this! Much appreciated.
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