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This Lapis Lazuli carving of a Buddha is exceptionally well carved. Lapis Lazuli occurs in various shades of blue with some qualities being speckled with white calcite and some with yellow pyrite. This one is speckled with both white calcite and yellow pyrite. I dont know how rare this treatment is but it does prove that this is genuine lapis lazuli. . The yellow pyrite is seen on the back of his head and the back of the buddha but there is still some yellow pyrite on the front on the buddha.
This Buddha measured about 4 inches high and the length about 4 l/2 inches long. The base is about 4 inches long and 2 l/4 inches deep. There is a matching base for this item and with the base this Buddha stands 5 l/2 high high.
I have tried to capture the picture where the Buddha is holding his beads in his hand but the beads are not attached to the statue but rather hang from his hand in an oval setting - a very delicate treatment to this statue. In his other hand he is holding his bag of money and other precious items.
I see no chips, cracks or repairs. Any questions please email me.
Item ID: T283
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