Skull and snakes.
Entirely carved by hand.
Dimensions 86mm long / 71mm wide / 110mm high
weight of 0.584kg
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology of Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.
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finely carved in Shoushan stone, Fujian region.
But what is the so-called "Shoushan" stone?
Shoushan stone carving is an art originating from Fujian Province in eastern China.
The stones used for the sculpture are also known as larderite and are mined in shoushan village in northern Fujian. The use of stone for carving dates back to the Southern Dynasties (fifth century AD) and was frequently used during the Ming Dynasty.
Rock mainly consisting of pyrophyllite clay minerals, larderite can be used to make art engravings and seal cutting stamps, for sculptures in pagodas and similar objects.
Pyrophyllite is a mineral phyllosilicate composed of aluminum silicate hydroxide.
Pyrophyllite is present in phyllite and schist rocks, often associated with cyanite, of which it is a product of alteration. It also occurs in the form of hydrothermal deposits. Typical associated minerals include: cyanite, Andalusian, topaz, mica and quartz.
The skull represents knowledge. For some people, a crystal skull is simply an object carved out of quartz crystal in the shape of a human skull. They can be made of clear or colored crystal, and they range from coarsely carved to incredibly detailed. Some crystal skulls are only a few centimeters in diameter, while others are life-size. Whether you find them beautiful or frightening, many crystal skulls are representations of amazing craftsmanship. This is partly why some of them have been (and still are) exhibited at the Smithsonian, the British Museum and the Musée de l'Homme in Paris.
But according to proponents of the supernatural and occultism, crystal skulls are more than just interesting artifacts. They can represent unhappiness and destruction, or hope and healing. Some people think that crystal skulls can be used as crystal balls to see visions of the past, present, and future. They claim that skulls emit psychic energy, auras or even sounds. Believers point to Mayan creation myths that refer to crystal skulls and a story that 13 crystal skulls were scattered by the Maya thousands of years ago to be discovered and reunited in modern times.
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