Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at MACUNLIMITED.NET
Wed Mar 3 07:42:58 UTC 2004

I have seen mediaeval European versions like this (with a goat, naturally).

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK

>I remembered that I think I have seen another interpretation of Makara
>as a rasi, namely as a goat or maybe deer emerging from a snail shell.
>The latter presumably is a development from those representations of the
>makara in which  the marine-animal tail is tightly wound in a spiral.
>Could the representations of the rasi also be influenced by Islamic
>representations of it?
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