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A thought I had about Buddhist and Christian iconography

Volnutt

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From an old thread that I saw today:

Iconodule said:
I doubt there was much opportunity for Orthodox and Buddhist iconographical traditions to cross-pollinate, but I too see interesting parallels between our icons of "All Saints" or "All of Creation Rejoices in Thee" with Buddhist mandalas.
Is it possible that some of the "Greco-Buddhist" heritage survived in Bactria into the Roman period and led to some cross-pollination (perhaps via Persian Christians) to thus create some cross-over in some of these icons? Seems like it would be very speculative at best.

The Buddhist image that Alveus Lacuna was talking about:

 

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I'm not well-read on the topic, but the Indo-Greek Kingdom fascinates me quite a bit. Mystifying synthesis.

It seems God indeed did expand Japheth, multiple times over, long before the colonial era.
 
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