Antique silver pomander Low Countries. An antique silver pomander, of spherical form on domed foot, divided into six segments released by a turning top, the exterior depicting dense foliage and flowers, the interior engraved with hatched floral motifs, each segment numbered and with slide-off cover (one later replacement). The Low Countries, circa 1640
The Penicuik Jewels belonged to Mary Queen of Scots. Mary took great pleasure in a magnificent jewelry collection. The Penicuik jewels were long preserved by the Clerks of Penicuik as relics.The necklace has 14 large oval beads of filigree work divided by smaller circular beads and would have originally contained perfume. The enamelled locket has painted miniatures showing a man and a woman, said to be Mary and her son James. The pendant was probably formerly attached to the locket.
The mind’s subjugation of the body can be another ploy of the ego to keep us divided against the Self. Ego thrives on oppositions, so defeat of oppositions is the true letting go of ego.- Dr. David Richo (☆ By Antonio Mora ☆)