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Essaouira Hamsa with Rose with Six Petals w/ Red Glass Gem Seed of Life 1
- Essaouira Hamsa with Rose with Six Petals 1
- Size Approx. 5" x 3 3/4"This particular style of Hamsa is from the town Essaouira. The Hamsa body is hand hammered and etched 800 Silver (80% silver content) which was then hand finished and engraved with a Rose with Six Petals at it's center. Within the Six Petal Rose is a ruby red glass cabochon which represents the Seed of Life.
- Historically the Rose with Six Petals has been known as Six Petal Flower - with many names:
- Six Petal Flower Symbol of Love.
- Aphrodite´s Flower representing the Goddess and Divine sexual energy. The number six is associated with Femininity and considered a perfect and Divine number.
- The Solar Mandala.
- The "Seed of Life" (Egg of Life, Solar Mandala) is formed from seven circles being placed with sixfold symmetry, forming a pattern of circles and lenses, which act as a basic component of the Flower of Life's design. The Seed of Life is a symbol depicting the seven days of creation in which the Judeo-Christian God created life.
- Flower of Life.
- The Flower of Life (Creation Mandala) is the modern name given to a geometrical figure composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles. They are arranged to form a flower-like pattern with a sixfold symmetry, similar to a hexagon. The center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter. It is considered by some to be a symbol of sacred geometry, said to contain ancient, spiritual value depicting the fundamental forms of space and time.
- The Six Petals are said to symbolize the Six Days of Creation or the Six Kingdoms: Animal, Human, Plant, Mineral, Angelic and Unknown. The Flower of Life has the same shape as a snowflake symbolizing water, which is essential to all life. Another possibility is that the center is based on seven circles - six for the petals and one in the center. Seven is a mystical prime number associated with the Virgin.
- The Flower of Aphrodite.
- The Flower is composed of six Vesica Pisces, the number six being the sexual number especially sacred to the Goddess Aphrodite.
- Pythagoreans called six the perfect number, while the feminine and sexual connotations encouraged the Catholic Church to call six “the number of sin”.
- Origin is Morocco circa 1950