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  Mosaic museum, the fish
  • Mosaic museum, the fish - Porec
      Mosaic museum, the fish
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  • Mosaic museum, close up on the fish - Porec
      Mosaic museum, close up on the fish
    by JLBG

The famous mosaic of a fish is represented in Poreč on many items and is on some account the symbol of the city. Geometric figures make a frame around the fish. Inside the frame, together with the fish, a geometrical drawing must have a special meaning, otherwise, it would not have been INSIDE the frame. I have not found any information on its meaning.

The fish is so well represented that if you enlarge the second photo, it is possible to identify it as a sea-perch (brancin). The fish is often represented in early Christian churches as the symbol of the Christ and by extension, of Christianity. The origin is that in ancient Greek, the name of Christos, the Christ and of Ichtios, the fish, are almost the same, which lead the early Christians, when, under the Roman empire, Christianism was outlaw, to use the fish as a secret sign of recognition.

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  • Updated Nov 11, 2005
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