Legend Of The Sand Dollar by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

December 09, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

 

Legend Of The Sand Dollar

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A Sand Dollar in the Village Green in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.

The Sand Dollar Legend:


On the top of the shell is a symbol that looks like a star, a reminder of the Star of Bethlehem that led wise men to the Christ Child. Around the star is an outline of an Easter lily, a reminder of the Lord’s resurrection.


There are five holes in a sand dollar – four around the ends of the star and one in the center. According to the religious legend, the four holes represent the four wounds of Christ when his hands and feet were nailed to the cross. The center hole represents the wound made from a soldier’s spear.


When you turn over the sand dollar, you see the outline of a poinsettia, the Christmas flower. And if you break open a sand dollar, five dove-shaped pieces emerge. Doves are often used in art and literature as a symbol of peace and goodwill.

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Comfort And Joy In 2020" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). 

 

 


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