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Study designs of animals in the metalwork of Ghaznavian Era

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Ghaznavian in handicrafts legacy of shared memory requires careful study and more. Valuing the role of animals in the previous period's art can be seen but during the Ghaznavian various motifs and designs including beautiful animals, body porcelain and metal objects were used. Major themes of the designs, basic and simple images of nature combined with animal motifs. Striking dishes with reliefs of animals is highlighted. The main objective of this research is to study the stylistic motifs and symbolic animals and mythological motifs and the effect or influence of other motifs in the art of this period. This cross-sectional study was prepared. The results show that the influence of the art designs with other civilizations, the emergence of new motifs been effective and its mythological meaning are used. Transfer to the viewer a sense of movement, vitality and dynamism can be seen in the works. The works of decorative art techniques and devices are shown Ghaznavian era. Because of the variety of animal motifs, some of the most important examples of these effects are analyzed.

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