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Old November 6th, 2017, 12:10 AM   #11
Martin Andersen
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 63

Hi Rich

Sorry I know it was a bit unfair just dropping the single point of Ragethīs regarding the Kush motif, see it as a recommendation for a read of his book. I would have been thrown of the bus too if I hadn't read it.
Ragethīs argument is very fascinating - and I suppose itīs okay to say totally speculative, but very rationel. And it is the first time I see a coherent attempt of interpreting the sum of all the design elements of the Ensi in relation to its possible representational function. I am a fan even though I dont agree with all of his writing (yet). Here some of his illustrations to the argument:

The whole book is for free download here http://www.turkmencarpets.ch The Ensi chapter is in volume two, page 323

Best Martin

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