This is a question that has intrigued me for years:
|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.|