Silver and Roman Glass Fish Brooch / Pendant

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 Silver and Roman Glass Fish Brooch / Pendant
 Silver and Roman Glass Fish Brooch / Pendant
Details

925 Sterling Silver

Size: 6 cm X 3.5 cm / 2.4" X 1.4"

Note: To preserve patina do not allow glass to come in contact with water.

This gorgeous piece of silver jewelry is bot beautiful and versatile!  Pin it to your clothing as a brooch (horizontally) or put a chain (not included) through the loop behind the fish's head and hang it from your neck (vertically).

This piece is inspired by a pottery plaque in the shape of a fish, which was set with a small mirror and served as an amulet. The fish shape represents one of the early Christian symbols. The shards of glass inlaid in this piece originate from fragments of glass vessels discovered in Israel, in the vicinity of the Mediterranean Sea shore.

The shard of genuine ancient Roman glass in this piece originate form fragments of glass vessels discovered in Israel, in the vicinity of the Mediterranean Sea shore.  The finely wrought glass bottles and jars, dated 1st - 6th century C.E., were created in ancient Israel by craftsmen working with a blow-pipe at the glass furnace.  Over the centuries these glass vessels gained additional charm from the iridescent coloring caused by the weathering of the glass.

This item comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a short description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.

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