Peacones continued…

AS AN ADDITION EDITION TO THE ARTICLE “Of Pineals and Peacocks, below is a selection of images of physical world art-i-facts which utilize the forms of the pine cone and peacock in ways which may further elucidate their beyond-surface significance: (updated 5-27-18)

Thumb-sized carved ivory head with cone-type head adornment from the Levant, 5000-3500 B.C. Collection of the Louvre
Giants with giant cones: ~10 foot tall Assyrian stone relief circa 700 B.C., now installed at the Louvre

1 of 28 kings of Judea and Israel, holding a pine cone-esque topped staff. These statues compromising the “Gallery of Kings” on the front facade of Notre Dame are 20th century replacements for the 13th century originals which were taken down and “beheaded” by French revolutionaries in 1793 (
Pine cones topping a marble stone throne for the Bacchus priest, who often holds a Thyrsus (a pine cone topped staff). Originally at the Vatican, now at the Louvre
This particular throne is an 18th century reproduction/reconstruction originating from more ancient Roman origins
A 1st century A.D. Roman reproduction of a 5th century B.C. Athena of Velletri pointing upwards into a pine cone patterned dome at the Louvre
The multi-tiered dome of “Le Dôme Café” in Montparnasse, Paris
Merman and pine cone at the Fountaines de la Concorde, Pairs. Mysteriously, the pine cone is often associated with a fountain
An angel with peacock wings in Sainte Chapelle, Paris
Immortal Jupiter and Juno married by the Virgin and two peacocks on a golden chariot. 1 of 24 oil paintings of the Marie de’ Medici Cycle from the early 1600’s by Peter Paul Rubens, now on display at the Louvre
Wooden Coptic peacocks flanking a flowering pine cone form. ~700 A.D. Collection of the Louvre
Ceramic tile from Iran circa 1600 featuring the double peacock flowering fountain motif. Collection of the Louvre

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