Italian Alabaster Eggs hand crafted from alabaster from the Hills of Volterra, Italy then dyed in vibrant colors. Bring the vibrant colors of Italy into your home with these beautiful, handcrafted Italian alabaster eggs. Gather eggs into a vibrant centerpiece or feature alone in an egg-stand. Tuck into an Easter Basket or present in a hostess basket. Made in Volterra, Italy - the home of Alabaster. 2" tall.
The Red Pascal Egg:
According to tradition, during a dinner with the emperor Tiberius Caesar, Mary Magdalene was speaking about Christ's Resurrection. Caesar scoffed at her, saying that a man could rise from the dead no more than the egg in her hand could turn red. Immediately, the egg turned red. Because of this, icons of Mary Magdalene sometimes depict her holding a red egg. In the Greek Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches, Easter Eggs are dyed Red to represent the Blood of Christ. Eggs are blessed by the priest at the Pascal Vigil and distributed to the faithful. The egg is seen as a symbol of resurrection.
Dying Easter Eggs:
From this miracle of Mary Magdalene, the custom to give each other Esater eggs on the day of the Luminous Resurrection of Christ spread among Christians over all the world.