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

Photos and their arrangement © 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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