Ceramic Pomegranate- hand made

Armenian Ceramics

Armenian Ceramics | Jerusalem

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made in Jerusalem, size 4.8 inch, 250 gr

also available in smaller sizes of 3.5" and 2.5"

Wikipedia on Pomegranate

In the earliest incontrovertible appearance of Christ in a mosaic, a fourth-century floor mosaic from Hinton St Mary, Dorset, now in the British Museum, the bust of Christ and the chi rho are flanked by pomegranates. Pomegranates continue to be a motif often found in Christian religious decoration. They are often woven into the fabric of vestments and liturgical hangings or wrought in metalwork. Pomegranates figure in many religious paintings by the likes of Sandro Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci, often in the hands of the Virgin Mary or the infant Jesus. The fruit, broken or bursting open, is a symbol of the fullness of Jesus' suffering and resurrection. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, pomegranate seeds may be used in kolyva, a dish prepared for memorial services, as a symbol of the sweetness of the heavenly kingdom. The pomegranate is sometimes referred to as the forbidden fruit of The Garden of Eden.