We are delighted to have received this beautifully hand carved scallop bowl from Brazil. It has been carved from a single piece of quartz which is very unusual and fashioned in the shape of the scallop. The scallop is often used as a deeply meaningful symbolic gesture of the pilgrims journey. The shell itself signifies the many starting points from which the spiritual pilgrim starts their journey, all drawn to a single point signified as the base of the shell. The scallop was also used by Botticelli in his mesmerizing painting The Birth of Venus, where he depicts the Goddess of Love, Venus upon the scallop shell, emerging from the sea as full grown woman. The scallop represents fertility, love, beauty, sustenance and protection and this bowl would be perfect for your altar to represent your inner pilgrim and the journey to your centre. It is also ideal for holding crystals and for creating crystal elixirs. Measures 9.25" x 8.3" and 2.25" high.