24″ x 30″, 23-carat gold leaf, oil and acrylic on canvas
“Hera” was completed in 2022 by artist Nancy Hilliard Joyce. This painting is symbolic of freedom and confidence.
Hera was the Greek goddess of women, family, as well as the protector of childbirth. Hera was considered the queen of Mount Olympus. Hera’s symbol were the diadem, the scepter and the pomegranate, a symbol of fertility. Her flower was the lily and her sacred animals were the peacock and the panther.