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    Lapis & Pyrite Free-Form Sculpture
    Afghanistan

    This colossal decorative free-form has been fashioned out of semi-precious Lapis from Afghanistan. The material hails from the top locality for the type. This remarkable ornamental piece displays an intense bright blue, for which the mineral is so well-known, with sparkling golden Pyrite. The added bonus of this item is the aesthetic dichotomy created between the rough Pyrite and the polished Lapis. In addition, the color contrast is striking as golden Pyrite pops next to the vibrant Lapis, and vice versa, and is complemented by stark white veins of Calcite. The backside of this sculpture is pure Lapis, making it a truly 360-degree piece. This stunner is in excellent condition with only a few tiny nicks. The entire piece is polished and has a flat cut base for easy display.
    Overall Measurements: 15.51 x 14.25 x 4.02 inches (39.40 x 36.20 x 10.20 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    15th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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