Large Lapis Lazuli Semi Precious Stone Box with Hinged Lid

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Beautiful, large lapis lazuli box with hinged lid. Mined in Afghanistan, it was then cut, polished, and created for Creel and Gow in India. Afghanistan was the main source of lapis for the ancient Egyptians Mesopotamians, as well as the Greeks and Romans. This semi-precious stone has been prized since antiquity due to its intense beautiful blue coloring and golden speckles. It was also used in the fine arts, in a crushed powder form, as a component of artist's pigments and, as such, was the most expensive pigment during the Renaissance period. One of the properties attributed to the stone is a cure for melancholy.

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Production Type
Current Production
Production Time
Available Now
In the Style Of
Grand Tour
Place of Origin
India
Date of Manufacture
recent
Period
21st Century
Materials and Techniques
Brass
Lapis Lazuli
Condition
Good
Dimensions
2.25 in. H x 10 in. W x 5.75 in. D
6 cm H x 25 cm W x 15 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU153126722963
Address
Creel and Gow
131 East 70th Street
New York NY 10021
US
(917) 745-3891
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