"As Above, So Below" Hexagonal Enamel Music Box
The six-pointed star, composed of two opposite, overlapped, equilateral triangles, has a long and well traveled history. Going as far back as 77,000BC, the six-pointed star represents the summer and winter solstices. The horizontal centre line created by the intersecting triangles denotes the equinoxes.
In spite of its astronomical origins, in the 18th century the hexagram was commonly used as superstitious protection against evil (the “hex” also comes from this tradition). Alchemists used it to symbolise the union of opposites, and it is considered by some to be the symbolic epitome of “as above, so below.”
This ancient star also has contemporary meanings including male and female, fire and water, the personal and impersonal and the perfect balance of opposites.
For more, check out Michelle Snyder, author of “Symbology: Decoding Classic Images.”
Type: Clockwork Type Music Box
Tone Number: 18 Tones
Play Power: Hand Cranked
Music: Castle in the Sky
Material: Tin alloy, enamel
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