Card Holder Soapstone
A modern card holder made of hand crafted red soapstone, decorated with a black Ichthys motif.
With the help of this card holder you can display your favourite post cards anywhere. Whether in the office, on the kitchen windowsill or on the bedside table – in this way you’ll always have lovely cards in sight.
The Ichthys symbol comes from Greek and means „fish“. Early Christian used the fish during the times of persecution as a secret symbol of recognition. To be sure if present, unknown people were followers of Jesus or not they drew an arch in the sand. If the other person then completed the symbol with another arch to make the fish they revealed that they too were a Christian.
The fish wasn’t chosen at random, but rather has two meanings. Firstly, it refers Mark 1:17 where Jesus called upon Simon (who was later named Peter) and his brother Andrew while they were fishing in the Sea of Galilee to go with him and become fishers of men. As well as this, a type of profession of faith can be derived from the beginning letters of the Greek word:
I - Jesus
Ch - Christ [the "anointed", in Hebrew "Maschiach" (the Messiah)]
Th – God‘s
Y – Son
S – Saviour
|6 x 3 cm