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specialty journal of humanities and cultural science
Volume 3, 2018, Issue 3
Rock Painting from Swat and Mansehra Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A Comparative Analysis
Waheed Alam, Abdul Hameed, Shakir Ullah, Muhammad Wali Ullah
Pages: 24-39


The study was designed for the iconographic subjects to evaluate and supplemented by commentaries, correlations and other aspect was traced. Pictograms as human, zoomorphic and artificial structures. Objects as ideograms and psychograms where the subjects depicted beneath, are those which show up with repetition in the general corpus of paintings of Swat or have a self-evident, recognized significance. Subsequently, the 3 sites are focused in Swat and in Mansehra, there are 11 sites. Signs in which one recognizes representations of objects, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures which following the proposed grammatical analogy would function as nouns. Under consideration, for instance, human figures 272 case, the nature of their stylistic variations, weapons i.e. warriors represent the largest numerical group 78 personages on horseback, 17 on foot, which should be added the archers 23 on horseback and 5 not. Dancers are found at only two sites, tools and emblems exhibited by humans for Farmers and Shepherds. Animal figures like monkeys, Felines, and their implications, Geometric, Grid-like Designs, Ideograms and Icons, psychograms, dots and associated aliens were the prevailing objects. Total of 3 stupa typical Tibetan style, reported from Mansehra. While the rests are with no human figures, two of these stupas are complete while this representation absent in Swat paintings. The finding has been evaluated in the light of archaeological demonstration.

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