Flower of Life, Six-Fold Symmetry and Honeycomb Packing of Circles in the Mycenaean Geometry

7 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2016  

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

Polytechnic University of Turin

Mauro Maria Baldi

Polytechnic University of Turin

Date Written: March 29, 2016

Abstract

In this paper we discuss the geometric decoration of some Mycenaean artifacts, having a remarkable six-fold symmetry, probably suggested by the observation of the natural form of the honeycomb of beehives. In particular, we will discuss a decoration of a gold roundel, made by means of a compass, that looks like the Flower of Life of sacred geometry.

Keywords: Sacred geometry, Geometry, History of Science, Geometric Patterns, Compass Constructions, Archaeology, Mycenaean Civilization, History of Geometry.

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina and Baldi, Mauro Maria, Flower of Life, Six-Fold Symmetry and Honeycomb Packing of Circles in the Mycenaean Geometry (March 29, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2756099 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2756099

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

Mauro Maria Baldi

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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