Beautifully rendered Mexican hallmarked sterling silver conch shell box. The conch, or shankh, is the most ancient musical instrument known to man. A gift from the great ocean, it is held as sacred and is found throughout Buddhist and Hindu literature. In Buddhism the conch shell is one of the eight auspicious symbols and its call is meant to awaken one from ignorance. In Hinduism the sound of the conch is associated with the sacred syllable 'Om' which is believed to be the first sound of creation. Thought to be the purest form of sound, the call of the conch ushers in freshness and new hope.
Sizing + Info
This is a vintage piece.
Piece is approximately 3.5" long.
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