Whoever stands in front of this will see themselves and their world.
Just as in Jan van Eyck's Fandolfini 'Wedding' portrait, a convex mirror confines all the surroundings to that one circle.
Me and Mine.
And at the back, open the door to where the clockworks used to live, and there's a leather-lined hiding place.
For a diary, old letters, a sentimental trinket?
You and yours.
The small Buddha gently showing the way of righteousness, and the other watching your reality?
(And scratching his head in bemusement?)