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" ...
... 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:
“Dull sublunary lovers love,
Whose soul is sense, cannot admit
Absence, because it doth remove
Those things which elemented it.
But we by a love so much refined
That our selves know not what it is,
Interassured of the mind,
Careless eyes, lips, and hands to miss.
Our two souls therefore, which are one,
Though I must go, endure not yet
A breach, but an expansion,
Like gold to airy thinness beat.”
—John Donne (15721631)
“You had such a vision of the street
As the street hardly understands;
Sitting along the beds edge, where
You curled the papers from your hair,
Or clasped the yellow soles of feet
In the palms of both soiled hands.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)