These alabaster bookends depict Byzantine Icons of Christ, the Alpha and the Omega and Mother Mary. Keeping heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal Catholic gift, especially for those with Marian devotions.
The two icons use the classic Greek use of red garments to signify divinity. While Mary's clothes are blue, signifying her humanity, the outer red cloak shows her exalted status and her union with God.
The bookends are made from stone-cast alabaster here in our shop in Steubenville, Ohio. Alabaster is a building and decorating material created from the mineral gypsum that has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. It boasts an attractive smooth finish and will last for years to come.
Each measures roughly 6" x 8", including the 4"x 6" inset image plaque, and is 3" deep.