Some articles on hands, clasped hands, hand:
... The name "fede" comes from the Italian phrase mani in fede ("hands in faith" or "hands in loyalty") ... These rings date from Roman times, when the gesture of clasped hands was a symbol of pledging vows, and they were used as engagement/wedding rings in medieval and Renaissance Europe ... Fede rings are cast in the form of two clasped hands, symbolizing faith, trust, or “plighted troth" ...
... different from other statues in that the wife is shown holding her husband's hand with both of hers ... The three clasped hands had broken off ... In 1976 the three clasped hands were found during the excavation of Horemheb's tomb ...
Famous quotes containing the words hands and/or clasped:
“This world has many rings, like Saturn, and we live now on the outmost of them all. None can say deliberately that he inhabits the same sphere, or is contemporary, with the flower which his hands have plucked, and though his feet may seem to crush it, inconceivable spaces and ages separate them, and perchance there is no danger that he will hurt it.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“I pursued a maiden and clasped a reed.
Gods and men, we are all deluded thus!”
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (17921822)