The Giftbearer – raven sculpture
This large hand-sculpted raven art piece is glazed in matte black with 22k gold accents on the eyes, talons, and bread disk tucked under the wing. A one-of-a-kind ceramic piece designed for tabletop display and sure to be a powerful reminder of God’s care and provision.
The Giftbearer is inspired by the story of Elijah fleeing to the desert and being fed by ravens. The image of a raven bearing a disk of bread, as pictured in Christian icon art, symbolizes the gifts we can receive at difficult times.
The size of this art piece is approximately 16in x 14in x 6in. The bottom of the piece is signed and dated by the artist.
This item requires 3-4 months
to be completed and shipped.
Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.”
So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. — 1 Kings 17:2-6
These raven sculptures are my latest interpretation of Elijah’s Raven — a subject that has became dear during difficult times over the past number of years. The raven bringing bread to Elijah has come to represent the ways God sees and cares for me in times of long-suffering.
These pieces also rise out of dream I had years ago — one I have revisited for guidance and meaning on numerous occasions: 15 black ravens I went to the Egyptian Superstore to purchase. I was only needing 13 really, but my husband convinced me to grab 2 more.
While speaking with my spiritual director about the gifts born in long-suffering, the dream again came to mind. Both ravens carry a disc of bread tucked under their wing to represent the gifts we can receive in difficult times.
The shape of this sculpted art piece is inspired by an ancient Egyptian sculpture of Horus, a falcon. This is an artistic style I have been in enamored with since I was a child. I admire the clean lines and stylized details found in Egyptian art.
|Dimensions||16 × 14 × 6 in|