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A SUMERIAN LAPIS LAZULI CYLINDER SEAL - EARLY DYNASTIC III, CIRCA 2500-2400 B.C. - ¾ in. (2 cm.) high

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Gold necklace, with king and flanking lions in carved lapis lazuli; Sassanian period, 5th - 6th century A.D. In the collection of the Reza Abbasi Museum, Tehran.

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"Alexei, the long-awaited heir to the Romanov dynasty was born to Emperor Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra Fedorovna in 1904. Unfortunately in 1911 the Heir-Tsarevich fell seriously ill, as he had inherited haemophilia from his mother via the line of Queen Victoria. The Emperor gave this egg to Alexandra to commemorate Alexei's recovery. The body and the cover of the Egg is formed from six segments of the finest lapis lazuli, embellished with gold cagework, eagles, hanging Chinoiserie…

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Puabi’s headdress and cloak (2500–2300 BCE) (Ur, Tomb), gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and various stones (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, © Bruce White)

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*THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE THRONE OF PHARAOH TUTANKHAMUN: with four golden uraeus cobra figures. Gold w/ lapis lazuli, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, 1347-37 B.C.E.)

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Ancient Egyptian scarab pectoral Scarab pectoral from the burial of Shoshenq (Sheshonq) II. The central motif is of a scarab beetle supporting the sun disc. It is flanked by two rearing cobras crowned with the "hedjet," the white crown of Upper Egypt. 3rd Intermediate, 22nd Dynasty, circa 890 BC. Gold, lapis lazuli, green and red faience. Height: 7cm. Place of Origin: Tanis. Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt.

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" 5,000-year-old wooden statues, complete with gold wrapping paper and precious lapis lazuli stones as striking blue eyes, dated from Egypt's pre-dynastic era (3,700-3,200 BC), before the age of pharaohs, the oldest such artifacts ever found. ~ Lapis Lazuli was imported from Afganistan and was used by the royalty of Kemet(Egypt) in amulets, jewelry and death masks."

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pyromorphite-ur12: “ Be careful, an horde of spoilery Lazulis is comming….backwards. ”

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