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Hierapolis March 2011 4268.jpg
15-MAR-2011 DICK OSSEMAN

Hierapolis March 2011 4268.jpg

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I was informed as follows: This relief slab of the sarcophagus represents the nursing infant Zeus goat Amalthea and the right to be seen Mercury with the caduceus.

From the Wikipedia: cadeceus: ()from Greek κηρύκειον kērukeion "herald's staff") is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology. The same staff was also borne by heralds in general, for example by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. In Roman iconography it was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars and thieves.

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diseta28-Oct-2011 22:07
le tue foto sono sempre più belle e preziose, ancora grazie! questo rilievo da lastra di sarcofago rappresenta Zeus bambino allattato dalla capra Amaltea e assistito a destra da Mercurio con il caduceo.
your photos are always the most beautiful and precious, thanks! This relief slab of the sarcophagus represents the nursing infant Zeus goat Amalthea and the right to be seen Mercury with the caduceus.