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:

Examples outside of  Buffalo:

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