Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
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Mercury's winged staff with two intertwined snakes, symbol of rebirth. Used today as the symbol of the medical profession.
Found in "Classical architecture": the architecture of Hellenic Greece and Imperial Rome and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Classical Revival, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Ilustration: Bargello, Florence, italy