Link between a visible and an invisible according to their “dissimilar resemblance” (Roques). Resemblance is the static link of analogy that connects them, while dissimilarity marks the anagogical power of the symbol that leads from the image to the Model (Borella). Paul Ricœur’s phrase “le symbole donne à penser” (“the symbol gives you something to think about”) is complemented by a more complete metaphysical formulation: “le symbole donne la pensée à elle-même” (“the symbol gives thought to itself”) (Borella, Symbolisme et Réalité, p. 51).