958 - On Water and Land
The mythical Egyptian Benu Bird, revered as the creator of life, was based on the heron, a water and land bird.
In China, the heron was an emblem of the morning sun and ascensional image.
In Greece, the crane was a symbol of treachery due to its wading in shallow waters revealing a path for enemies.
H. 39 1/2" W. 231/2"
Tresidder, Jack. Symbols and Their Meanings. Duncan Baird Publishers, 2000 p. 73.
Bruce-Mitford, Miranda. The Illustrated Book of Signs and Symbols. Sterling Publishing, 2004. p. 13