DescriptionRICH BLUE LAPIS LAZULI FREE-FORM
This polished piece of Lapis lazuli, formed from the mineral Lazurite, exhibits the intense blue color and subtle characteristics so associated with this coveted rare and semi-precious mineral. Lapis has been prized since antiquity. In fact, it was being mined as early as the third millenium BC, and trade in the mineral related to its use in jewelry dates to ancient Egyptian and Sumerian sites. This "free-form" sculpture has a very unique shape and is characterized by subtle undulations and indentations on the face that are sublime. Brassy Pyrite bands are visible in the more pronounced areas.The grooved edges also feature gold flecks scattered in bands down the sides of the piece.This sculpture has a great deal of character and would add to any decor.
12 x 8.75 x 2 inches (30.48 x 22.23 x 5.08 cm) and 13 pounds (5.91 kg).
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