Small “Fish and Loaves” plate.
Hand painted, style may vary.
– 13.5cm/5.5″ diameter
– 1.5cm deep.
Fish and loaves
According to the Gospels (Matthew 14; Mark 6; Luke 9; John 6), Yeshua fed a crowd of 5,000 men (plus women and children), who had come to hear him talk, with only five loaves of bread and two fish. The gospels do not say exactly where this miracle happened, beyond Luke’s account that it was in “a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.” We are not sure where Bethsaida was either. But during the first three centuries A.D., a tradition developed among local early Christians that the rock formation by the side of the road on the northwestern corner of the Sea of Galilee was the site of the miracle.
In the middle of the 4th century CE, a small church was erected on the site. The Church of the Loaves and Fishes contains a number of mosaic floors. But the most famous mosaic in the church is the loaves and fish.
Armenian ceramics are a prominent part of the markets in the land of Israel. Their beautiful colors and traditional designs make these hand-painted ceramic a unique gift and souvenir from Israel . The vibrant color and intricate patterns were developed by Armenian potters.
In the early 1900’s, potters and artisans came to Israel from Armenia in order to restore the ancient tiles at religious holy sites. And eventually they opened studios in the old city of Jerusalem.
Please note that this item will be shipped separately from Israel.