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Heartfelt Love

Inscription: I LOVE YOU WITH SO MUCH OF MY HEART

The Silphium plant has a heart shaped seed which was used as a condiment and medicine in ancient times linking the plant to sexuality and love. This representation is found on coins from ancient Libya. The heart symbol can be traced to a 13th c. French manuscript, Roman de la Poire, illustrated by a kneeling man handing the damsel the lover's heart. The quote is from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. In Act 4 Scene 1, Beatrice says to Benedict ‘I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest’.

Fixing Points: One hole: at the top of the tile
Dimensions: 10cm x 9.6cm