[Buddha-l] angels

Stephen Hodge s.hodge at padmacholing.freeserve.co.uk
Tue May 24 19:31:19 MDT 2005

Michel Clasquin wrote:

> Is the depiction of angels as winged humanoids not a more recent European
> invention?
I vaguely  remember reading somewhere that the "wings" are not actually
wings but a misunderstanding or misrepresentation of a mandorla or aura of
shimmering light with which they are supposed to be enveloped.

Best wishes,
Stephen Hodge

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