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lotus-tipped staff
« on: 24 Sep, 2017, 12:47:08 »
lotus-tipped staff

Hera is usually depicted as a beautiful woman who is wearing a crown and holding a royal, lotus-tipped staff.


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Re: lotus-tipped staff
« Reply #1 on: 25 Sep, 2017, 02:00:46 »
Νο such staff is mentioned in extant literature or depicted in extant art.  The only object that ever tips Hera's staff (besides a rare spearpoint) is the cuckoo mentioned by Pausanias (2.17.4: κόκκυξ ἐπὶ τῷ σκήπτρῳ) surmounting her scepter on Polyclitus' statue of Hera in the Heraeum. The story there is that Zeus, attempting to woo Hera, changed himself into a cuckoo-bird for Hera to catch and play with.
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος

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Re: lotus-tipped staff
« Reply #2 on: 25 Sep, 2017, 09:18:22 »
Thanks, master!