6" Lustrous Blueberry Blue Polished Gem LAPIS LAZULI 1.7LB Afghanistan for sale

Product Code: EB1117LAPIS4
Availability: In Stock
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Location Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakshan Province, Afghanistan
Size 6.0" x 3.0" x 1.4"

The world's finest lapis lazuli comes from the mines in Sar-e-Song, which have produced gem grade lapis like this fine example for over 7,000 years. This piece weighs 1.7 pounds and is 6" tall, and sits up on its own on a flat base that holds it at a perfect angle. The color is a rich royal blue, characteristic of the fine material from this historic area. The piece has been carved into an interesting freeform sculptural shape, then polished to a high luster. There is no damage.