PLATES The Solar Eclipse Plate/4 SPO
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Let your light shine in your painting studio with the Lunar Eclipse Plate! This shining example of decorative bisqueware features a smiling sun face whose rays extend to the edges of the plate and a crescent moon with face in profile overlaying half of the sun’s face and completing the smile!
The sun face symbol has some deep roots! The tradition of depicting the sun with rays and a human face developed the medieval period and became popular in the Renaissance in Western culture! The sun face was often meant to portray Helios of Apollo, sun gods in ancient Greece, and the rays were meant to represent a crown! This symbol often became popular during the medieval ages in heraldry, with the sun face often adorning shields, flags, and banners!
In mythology, the sun was often considered a male symbol, and the moon, female. The crescent moon in this ceramic piece is intimately close with the sun, and their faces, essentially, become one!
The wonderful design aspect of this lovely pottery piece is that, without glaze, the moon is barely perceivable to the eye, which allows the artists coming into your studio to make some interesting choices! The moon can be glazed to stand out, eclipsing the sun, or, perhaps, the design is most intriguing with the sun and moon blending together!
Your customers will absolutely love this ornate and unique bisque design! It’s loaded with meaning, and this piece will look fantastic in any home or painting studio! Add the Lunar Eclipse Plate to your shopping cart! It will be a popular item in your paint your own pottery studio!