John Everett Millais, The Bridesmaid mosaic tile backsplash

The Bridesmaid

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
~Samuel Johnson

Sir John Everett Millais

A Victorian superstition promises that if a bridesmaid passes a piece of wedding cake through the wedding ring nine times (in essence, a spell), she will see a vision of her future lover. The Bridesmaid passes a pomegranate seed, the seed that Hades persuaded Persephone to eat, resulting in her spending half the year in the underworld as his queen. A half-eaten pomegranate rests on her plate. The Bridemaid wears orange blossoms, symbol of chastity, while a ripe uneaten orange sits besides the half-eaten pomegranate. The painting is eminently religious and at the same time profoundly sexual; a silver jar reminescent of a censer sits on the table before her.

Pricing and Specifications

Title: The Bridesmaid

18 x 24 inch (Nine 8x6 inch tiles): $1220

Availability: Can usually be shipped in about two to three weeks.

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