Antique folk art walnut shell diorama depicting a wedding scene.
Sizing + Info
This piece is an antique.
Piece is approximately 1 1/2" x 1 1/4".
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The ancient Roman author and naturalist, Pliny the Elder once noted "the shadow of the walnut trees is poison to all plants within its compass" because the fallen leaves and husks of the walnut produce a chemical that oxidizes in soil and impedes other plants ability to grow near them. The truth was actually that the walnut proved poisonous for only certain species of plant and for this reason walnuts earned a reputation as a caution - one must use wisdom and good judgement to discern what is of benefit and what will be detrimental. Over the centuries the nuts association with intelligence and understanding has been expanded upon and it is seen as a talisman of foresight, clarity, and good judgement.