The triple spiral or triskele is a Celtic and pre-Celtic symbol found on Irish Mesolithic and Neolithic sites.
Believed by many people to be an ancient symbol of pre-Celtic and Celtic beliefs, the triple spiral appears in various forms in pre-Celtic and Celtic art, with the earliest examples having been carved on pre-Celtic stone monuments, and later examples found in the Celtic Christian illuminated manuscripts of Insular art. The triple spiral was possibly the precursor to the later triskele design found in the manuscripts.
As Christianity came to the forefront in Ireland before the 5th century, AD, the triskele took on new meaning, as a symbol of the Trinity (i.e., Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and, therefore, also a symbol of eternity. Its popularity continues today as a decorative symbol of faith for Christians of Celtic descent around the world.
The triple spiral is also one of the main symbols of Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism, often standing for the "three realms" - Land, Sea, and Sky, or for one of some deities who are described in the lore as "threefold" or triadic. The god Manannán is probably most often the one symbolized by the triskele, though some also use it for the goddess Brighid. Some Celtic-inspired Wiccans also use the triple spiral symbol, most often to represent the concept of the triple goddess.
The wax seal has been continually used on important documents since antiquity in the time of Mesopotamia. Sealing with a stamped wax seal has long been an elegant and noteworthy way to seal a letter, invitation or announcement.
This line of wax seals is the highest quality for non-antique seals we've ever used. In fact, they were chosen as by His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent as the official seal stamps for his household.
Each seal's handle is made of smoothly turned wood. The handle is sanded and finished to have an elegant look and comfortable feel. Each sealing wax stamp medallion has a crisp and well-routed image. (The manufacturer uses a CNC router.) The medallions are made of brass and are screwed into the wooden handle.
Each wax seal stamp comes in a Vegan suede, drawstring pouch.
You are purchasing the following with this listing:
• One (1) Brass Wax Seal stamp with wooden handle.
• One (1) Drawstring pouch for the wax seal stamp.
The Wax Seal measures 3 1/2" x 1" in diameter. The seal is 1" in diameter.
1-2 business days
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