Vesica piscis

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The vesica piscis (Latin for "fish bubble") is the geometric intersection of two circles of equal size, with the centre of each circle lying on the periphery of the other. The figure, whose construction first appears in Euclid's "Elements", is also called a mandorla (Latin "almond") and is a motif frequently used in Christian art to represent the aura of the Christ. It is also used as a symbol in Freemasonry. However, the vesica piscis also plays a key role in the Flower of Life in sacred geometry.

The sectional figure can be broken down into two equilateral triangles and four circle segments (see drawing).