Bee of Ephesus
I was inspired by a 2000 year old Greek coin to create this beautiful stoneware tile. It depicts the Honey Bee which is the symbol for Artemis the goddess of Fertility. Her temple was located in the city of Ephesus and it was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The High Priest of the temple was "The King Bee" and the virgin priestesses were called "Melissae" (honey bees). The ancient Greeks didn't realize that the leader of a hive is a queen, not a king. The Greek letters E and Ph represent the city's name: Ephesus.
I create my own hand carved molds and every tile is hand pressed with stoneware clay. The tile measures about 4.25 inches square and is about 3/8 of an inch thick. It is frost proof and suitable for outdoor use. There is a notch on the backside which enables you to hang it on the wall.
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