Fish-shaped solid, olive wood desk ornament from Bethlehem has “Jesus” carved into the surface.
Measures approximately 4″ long x 1″ thick.
The Ichthus was an early secret symbol indicating that the person who knew the meaning of the Ichthus was a Christian and safe to associate with. Being a Christian was extremely dangerous for hundreds of years following the life of Jesus due to the persecutions of the pagan Roman Emperors.
Card enclosed explains the meaning of the Ichthus which is the Greek word for fish. The initials of the word Ichthus translate into the following Greek words:
This is a thoughtful gift for a priest, deacon, seminarian, convert, Adult Baptism and more.