This intricately carved and painted pentacle tile would be a delightful addition to your altar or sacred space. Black in color, with a beveled rim, the ornate carved wood is finished with glimmering gold. It measures approximately 9" in diameter.
The back is flat, so this piece may be laid on a table or altar. Alternatively, there's a recess in the back that will accommodate a nail or screw for hanging.
This tile is carved and painted by hand--please allow for slight variations from the photo.
Material: Black-finished wood, metallic paint
Dimensions: Approx. 9 in (diameter) by .75 in (thickness)
The pentacle is an ancient symbol with many varied meanings. In modern Paganism, the pentagram, or five-pointed star, is said to represent the four elements united by Spirit. The pentagram is also an emblem of Man, with the five points representing the five senses and five points on the human body (head, arm, and legs). When enclosed in a circle, it is called a pentacle and symbolizes completeness, balance, and perfection.
The pentacle has always been regarded as a strongly protective emblem. In medieval times it was used to ward off evil spirits and magicians still use it to banish unwanted forces and energies. Many Wiccans and other Pagans use the pentacle as a protective seal or as a symbol of their faith and place in the Universe.