“The mythic ram is closed in a golden fleece shining like the sun, evoking the treasure of sun-like consciousness ‘hard to obtain’ and prized in heroic, initiatory quests. One of the most famous is the Greek story of the hero Jason who wins the fleece after being swallowed and disgorged by the primeval dragon, guarding it in a precinct of Hades. In the rebirth mysteries of the Great Mother, the god Hermes, God of souls, is the 'ram’ that sires the divine child who resembles the newborn Sun and signifies the leading upward of the soul from the nocturnal darkness of the underworld.” (The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypical Images. Martin, Ed., 2010)
Beautiful vintage walking stick, with an antiqued light taupe plastic resin Ram's Head motif for the handle. The shaft is lightweight wood, stained maple, and the ferrule is brass.
Cane height is approximately 37'. Probable ca. mid twentieth century.
This is a vintage item, with all the charm of an aged patina. Please consult photos for item condition. Item is sold "AS-IS," and cannot be returned.
This cane has been wear-tested by a cane user, and is not recommended for long-term use, due to the handle being very small.