Monday, January 24, 2011



Serpentine paten with fish. Paten: 1st century BCE/CE; mount: court of Charles the Bald (second half of the 9th century). Serpentine, gold, glass and gems.

paten n. the plate on which the bread is placed in the celebration of the Eucharist.

I think that this paten is beautiful; both precious and precious in intention

I saw this image on Catherine Willis's blog
image from here and here