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Pre-Christian Bread Stamps

The Christian Tradition of Prosphora is the outcome of many ancient religious practices.  Here are a couple of examples of 'pintadera' or terra cotta bread stamps used in the Mediterranean region.  The reproductions are for sale, but please don't use them for prosphora!

Pintadera as part of an exhibit

Pintaderas for sale

Another pintadera webpage

Other images of ancient Christian bread stamps

And, if you can read Russian, you can visit the Russian Bread Museum (sorry, no pintaderas, but an interesting site nonetheless)