My main website at www.stijnvandenhoven.com is updated. I created a new logo and changed the overall style to match.
The logo reflects my main research subjects and is literally the (palm) crown of my quest. Its an old symbol called a “palmette” or “Antefix (acroterion)” and is a symbol of the (palm) tree of life,
This particular palmette relief design is from the Parthenon on the acropolis in Athens and as the crown of the palmtree would have sat on the roof sides or on its highest point.
The Logo was modified on an existing drawing from A handbook of Ornament by Franz Meyer (1898)
Its tree of life symbolism is identical to the symbolism of the lionsgate at Mycenae as can be seen on my homepage, and also as to this phoenician symbolism.
The architectural use of palm tree styling (and lotus flowers or papyrus plants) as basis for temple columns goes back to ancient Egypt. Here the Temple of Horus at Edfu.
The same design we see on the Parthenon reconstrcution, of the pillar / (palm) tree of life /Palmette flanked by gryphons can be found on Lycian Sarcophagi. In pillar form it is clear this is the design of the Lionsgate at Mycenae.
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