7.67 x 6.18 x 1.91 x inches (19.5 x15.7 x 4.86 cm)
Prized since antiquity for its intense, electric coloration, Lapis lazuli, or Lapis for short, is a deep blue semi-precious stone, even ground into the most expensive blue pigment during the Renaissance and reserved for depicting the robes of angels and the Virgin Mary. This polished specimen sits vertically without need of a base and features the striking blue so associated with the material which has only some lighter veins and flecks of silvery-gold Pyrite to interrupt the otherwise regal blue coloration. A simple pentagon in terms of geometric shape, this piece has grooves on the edging and reverse face with a singular blemish on the lower back edge the size of a thumbprint which no longer is polished.
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