Massimo Strino's scope, Jewel Under the Lotus, presents the viewer with a wonderful visual journey! The body of this piece is made from a copper and brass Tibetan incense holder and houses a 2-mirror system, creating an 8-point mandala representing the 8-fold path to enlightenment! The writing on the end-cap is the Mantra of Compassion (Om Mani Padme Hum), which translates to, "Jewel Under the Lotus." By meditating on each of the 8 points of this mandala you may achieve a blessed state of balance and harmony. Or you may just want to enjoy the beauty of the mandala and the calming effects of the patterns and colors of the oil-filled object chamber which is filled with a mixture of glass, crystal, and semiprecious stones, including Amethyst, Aquamarine, Garnet, Citrine, Iolite, Peridots, and Quartz. This scope measures 11 1/2" long by 1 1/2" wide and it is signed and date by the artist. This scope comes with a display pillow as pictured.
I was looking for something special and I sure found it in this scope. Such a beauty and the craftsmanship of the "inner workings" is excellent/precise. Such a joy. Thank you to the artist.