This deskoration depicts the Flamel symbol worn by the Elric brothers, also tattooed on their master, Izumi Curtis. In Alchemy, the Flamel represents the "fixing of the volatile", a vital step in the alchemical opus' process, related to the making of the mercury's elixir and of curative processes. The shonen manga series Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the best-selling manga series EVER - when it was first released in English in 2005, it became the top-selling graphic novel of the year!
The wood is 4" square and 1/4" thick walnut, cut by hand on a scroll saw. It's finished with 3 coats of a water-based polyurethane for water resistance, and backed with 1/8" thick cork painted to highlight the design - these deskorations can double as coasters! Walnut wood grain varies so much from board to board, so every deskoration will be unique.
Be sure to order a stand to display your new deskoration on your desk or mantel - you can find the stands here: https://centuryartisans.com/products/deskoration-stands