This is a question that has intrigued me for years:

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Is there a common, comet inspired, theme that ties these images to one another?

This is a scene from a Boeotian funerary amphora which dates from around 600 B.C.E.

From Lady of the Beast, by Buffie Johnson, 1988, pp. 237.

This is an image from a Beth Alpha synagogue pavement mosaic which dates from after 500 C.E.

From BAR International Series 499, 1989, Unidentical Symmetrical Composition in Synagogal Art, by Rachel Hachlili, pp. 65, Plate XXXIII.


Can this Han dynasty artifact provide meaningful clues?
These are comet images found on the Mawangdui silk which dates from around 200 B.C.E.
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