Antique Natural Lapis Lazuli Buddha Stunning Unique Original Healing

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Seller: social_evolution (541) 100%, Location: Golden, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 124186200811 CHINESE NATURAL LAPIS LAZULI HAND CARVING ,FINE DETAIL/COLORING, 6 1/2 “ or 16.5cm HIGH, 6 1/2” or 16.5cm wide, 1 3/4” or 4.2cm depth.In China, the use of lapis lazuli was mentioned in writings of the sixth and eighth centuries BC. Lapis gets its blue from the mineral lazurite, and is often flecked with bits of brass-colored pyrite that shimmer like the stars emerging from a dusk sky. In its most-prized form, lapis lazuli has no visible calcite, although it might contain gold-colored pyrite flecks. ... Its color can range from deep violet blue and royal blue to light blue to turquoise blue to a greenish blue.Healing with Lapis LazuliEncourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one's truth and inspires confidence. Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.Just like Buddhism came to China from the West, so did lapis and its connotations of the great beyond. It is said that the steps in Buddha Amitahba’s paradise are said to be paved with gold, silver, and lapis, and that the buddha’s body itself would appear as blue as lapis. In the mortal world, the use of this rare, imported stone was restricted to the Son of Heaven—the emperor—and the royal court. He wore it as plaques on the belt used for worship ceremonies. In China, the use of lapis lazuli was mentioned in writings of the sixth and eighth centuries BC. Being relatively soft, lapis was a favored stone of carvers.Today, there are fewer than 100 pieces of lapis in the Forbidden City, the treasure trove of art within Mainland China. Ancient writings tell of non-ornamental uses for lapis. In the book of Exodus, lapis lazuli was said to prevent miscarriages, epilepsy, and dementia. According to the Chinese text “Yongchang Governing Records,” drinking out of cups carved of lapis lazuli can ease obstructed labor.Carving sits in/on a tailor-made Rosewood colored stand.Please see photos to show presentation, coloring size, and fitted stand.No damage whatsoever...All’s well Purchased by grandparents while in China in late 1950's. Was told came from Afghanistan where most Lapis comes from. The Chinese used this stone was very sacred to them. Condition: Superb condition no damage what so ever, Primary Material: Lapis Lazuli, Theme: Buddha, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Features: Handcarved, Color: Blue, Height: 6 1/2”

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