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Ceramic Fish Plate – Turquoise

inspired by a fish-shaped mirror plaque against the evil eye from the 5th century CE, found at Dikhrin   

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Made of white glazed ceramic highlighted with turquoise and gold paint, this beautiful serving plate can be used as a decorative object or as a centerpiece on your table, whether on the Sabbath or any other festive occasion.  The plaque that served as inspiration for this dish was shaped like a fish – a common motif from the 2nd or 3rd century CE, when it became a symbol of Early Christianity. A large number of similar plaques, made of plaster, pottery, or stone and inlaid with glass or mirrors, have emerged from archaeological digs in Israel. The plaques were designed to ward off evil spirits by reflecting them in a mirror, and in so doing deflecting their harmful influence back upon themselves. They were usually placed in tombs as burial offerings, and are among the few known examples of folk art to have survived from this period.  
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