Glass Fish Plate – Burgundy
Inspired by a fish-shaped mirror plaque against the evil eye from the 5th century CE, found at Dikhrin
- This beautiful serving plate, made of glass with gold-paint highlights, can be used as a decorative object or as a centerpiece, whether on the Sabbath table or for any other festive occasion. The plaque that served as an 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.SHOW MORE
Weight 1600 g Dimensions 45 × 45 × 8 cm
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