Reproduction of a Coptic terracotta bread stamp on a marble base (6th or 11th century) with representation of deer surrounded by stylized vegetal motifs. Coptic stamps often feature apocryphal Christian symbols originating from Early Christian times but still in use after the Arab conquest. The deer, a Christological symbol, amidst plants alludes to the idea of Paradise and the concept of the immortality of the soul.
7 x 7 cm
Gold-plated bronze, Silver-plated bronze
Paperweight - Magnifying glass with Ιznik theme
Paperweight - D. Solomos
Presse-papier - Magnifying glass