Addorsed


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Addorsed

Animals or figures that are placed back to back and featured as decorative sculpture over doors, and in pediments, medallions, and other ornamental devices.

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Said of animals or figures placed back to back in decorative sculpture.
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Some of the most important steles from the Second Turk Empire, including the epitaphs of Kul Tegin and Bilga Qaghan, include turtle bases, and both also are topped by addorsed Chinese-style dragons "draped" over the monuments in the same position as the wolves of Bugut: heads down, eyes open, jaws agape.
A visual reconstruction of the monument, along with a clear understanding of the Turk myth and Chinese artistic practices, makes it likely that these sets of limbs are in fact the forelegs of the addorsed wolves, and do not represent a human presence.
Chapter three, "Fusion of Two Bodies," gathers examples of Ardhanarisvara and Harihara where two different bodies are fused into one unique body, and also examples of addorsed bodies (or heads) of Yaksas, Kuvera, Scythian males, Ganesa, and Buddha/Bodhisattva icons.