Ayyanar Horse Project

12 Feb
Photo from Ed Doherty's Blog

Photo from Ed Doherty’s Blog

“The Ayyanar horse is a symbol of strength and protection and can be found prominently flanking the entrances of local temples and villages throughout Tamil Nadu.” – Ed Doherty, H.S. Art Teacher at AISC.
Students, please follow the this great project that the AISC Art Department is currently doing on campus. Click on Mr. Doherty’s blog to read more!  We have learned about pharaohs and the amazing monuments that they had built during their reigns to show their immortality and legacy. Watch this video on the Terra Cotta Warriors in ancient China. It reminded me a bit about Ayyanar horses and the idea of power and symbolism.
A good question to consider: What is the symbolism of the horse and it’s cultural meaning across time and civilizations?






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