Buddha's head. Obsidian sculpture celeste eye of exceptional quality from Mexico Heart Sutra on the rosewood base. rare

Buddha's head. Obsidian sculpture celeste eye of exceptional quality from Mexico Heart Sutra on the rosewood base. rare


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Buddha's head.
Obsidian sculpture celeste eye of exceptional quality from Mexico
Heart Sutra on the rosewood base.
Rare and exceptional piece entirely carved by hand

The head and the base are independent and fit perfectly into each other.

No treatment is carried out on our stones
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology of Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.

Head dimension only 26cm high by 16cm wide by 10cm deep
Base dimension: 16cm high by 19cm wide by 17cm deep
Total height of the set 42cm

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Obsidian is a glassy volcanic rock, of the Rhyolite family, formed when acid lavas (unlike basic lavas) rich in silica containing very little water (- 3%) solidify. Obsidian is formed by a cooling of magmatic lava rich in gas but too viscous for them to escape and thus remain trapped in the rock.

There are also Obsidians which are Trachytic (predominance of alkaline feldspar), Andesitic (Black eruptive rock composed of Andesin) Phonolitic (fluidal microlithic structure).

At the time of its exit from the volcano, it undergoes a cooling freezing the mechanisms of crystallization. A piece of frozen lava.

Obsidians are very often interpreted as lavas that have undergone very rapid cooling and are then compared to the frozen edges of or cushion lavas. If the vitreous structure is the common point between the basic frozen borders and the acidic obsidians, the causes and magnitude of this structure are totally different. And most importantly, obsidians are not rapidly cooled flows.

When microscopic crystals of feldspar or mica are formed along the lava flow and included in obsidian in lamellar form, light, penetrating in turn two different materials, obsidian and feldspar, produces an interference giving this so-called non-spectral color scheme.

A beam of light of wavelength λ arrives on an ordered matter characterized by the periodic repetition of atomic planes distant from a length d. The beam arriving on a foreground of atoms is partly reflected by them, while another part continues its path in a straight line. The beam passing through the foreground can also be reflected in part on the next plane of atoms, separated from the first plane of reflection by the distance d, and so on...

We are interested in the reflected beam, resulting from the superposition of the reflected waves on the different successive planes. The wave that reflects on one plane of an atom travels less distance than the wave that reflects on the next plane. If θ is the angle of incidence, a geometric analysis shows that the difference in walking between the two beams is: 2×d×in θ.

This is where the undulating nature of light comes in. When several waves meet at the same point in space, they give rise to the phenomenon of interference. In particular to observe a maximum of light (intense light task) it is necessary that the difference of walking between these waves is an integer multiple of the wavelength. Thus, they are all in phase and are constructively summed up. The condition for obtaining a maximum intensity is therefore written: 2 × d × sin θ = n × λ, which is called bragg diffraction condition with:

d: interreticular distance, i.e. distance between two crystallographic planes;

θ: half angle of deviation (half of the angle between the incident beam and the direction of the detector);

n: diffraction order (integer);

λ: wavelength of X-rays.

Different colors can appear in the form of successive layers on the surface of the stone.

When making curved objects, the different colors appear and change according to the inclination of the reflection to the light.

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