DescriptionPolished Malachite "Egg"
Katanga Copper Crescent
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
1.97 x 1.54 inches (5.00 x 3.90 cm)
In terms of any shape, the egg has a natural perfection to its form. This example, carved out of complex Malachite, is not large at only some 2 inches (5 cm), but it is dramatic with swirling abstract patterns of light and dark green. This lapidary artwork is not perfect of form with a slight manmade flattening to it.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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