Tama in Church

Tama (Greek: τάμα, pl. ταμάτα tamata) are a form of votive offering or ex-voto used in the Eastern Orthodox Churches, particularly the Greek Orthodox Church. Tamata are usually small metal plaques, which may be of base or precious metal, usually with an embossed image symbolising the subject of prayer for which the plaque is offered.

Tamata may be offered to an icon or shrine of a saint as a reminder of a devotes particular need, or in gratitude for a prayer answered.
Eye images may indicate an eye problem, limbs for injuries or pains. A heart may be for a heart problem or may be for a prayer of love.

Pictures were taken in the tiny 13th century church of Agios Athanasios.



Photography- Karl Openshaw for STYLEDBYKARL


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