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This is a beautiful large Ganesh Elephant Natural Lapis Lazul Carving from Nepal. The details of the hand carved Ganesh are excellent and this Ganesh has pretty areas of Golden Pyrite across the face and top left leg. Ganesh is know as the destroyer of obstacles and lord of beginnings. His emergence as a deity arose about the 4th century AD in India spanning into Nepal and Tibet and devotion became popular in both Hundu and Buddhist religions. One may wish to research further about the history and significance as well as devotional act and offerings, the practice of Puja from the home. Some characteristics and metaphysical properties of Lapis Lazuli: Lapis, although technically a rock, is often referred to as gemstone because of its rarity and mystical blue and gold color. It is primarily found in only two places in the world, Afghanistan and Chile. The Afghanistan Lapis being prized as the more beautiful. It is made of mostly lazurite and pyrite. Pyrite giving the stone its golden specks of color. Lapis is valued for its beauty, rarity, and positive metaphysical properties. Considered an Aphrodisiac by the Romans and a magical stone by the Egyptians the used the rock for making carvings and jewelry. Lapis might be regarded as the stone of friendship and truth. It can help with awareness, creativity and communication so is excellent for people who want to improve their communication or whose jobs require a lot of verbal interaction. It can be useful in overcoming insomnia, depression and aid as a protective stone. I know whoever gets this Ganesh will love it. No chips or damage I have included a protective box for the Ganesh as well.
Size : 4.25" tall and 2.8" wide ( 10.8 cm tall and 7.1 cm wide )