Dating by corespondence
In Turkey and adjacent areas of Greece (eastern Mediterranean and Aegean), the 'evil Eye' is conceived of as blue, thus, in order to repel or prevent the effect of 'evil Eye', a reflective "Eye" of blue glass is used." ...
A talisman charms against the Evil Eye take different forms in each culture where the belief is common.
my take on the meaning of the Pale Man's eyes in hands: a whole live, breathing man sits there unmoving with his eyeballs on a plate (shades of Saint Lucy).
his eyes never sited in his head = eye-brain mental disconnection of eyes as perceivers, as passive sense organs, connected first & most importantly to the brain. his eyes removed from his hands = eye-hand physical-action disconnection.
Together these two abilities represent the most effective symbolic condensation of the ideals of human existence - omniscience (all-knowing) and omnipotence (all-powerful) - in a very simple two-part icon: the Eye in the Hand.
tpk 21feb00 "Originating in the Middle East the Hand represents God's "Protective-Hand," and the blue Eye on it shields its owner from the curse of the Evil Eye.