Lapis Lazuli - Picture Collection 132
From Iran ( formerly Persia ) and Afghanistan
The Romans believed that Lapis was a powerful aphrodisiac and in the Middle Ages it was thought to keep the limbs healthy and free the soul from error, envy and fear.

25 x 24 x 4 mm

21 x 18 x 6 mm

28 x 16 x 3 mm

4 x 11 x 13 mm

Unusual 'treasures' to be found in West Africa
Lapis Lazuli - Amber - Silver and Ancient glass

Pictured from left to right are :
2 Amber and silver pendants from Tibet
Lapis Lazuli 13 mm faceted cubes and bicones from Afghanistan
An ancient bead and vase from Iran
Limited amounts of the above are beginning to appear in West Africa ..
having been passed along new trade routes from their various countries of origin.

Multi-shaped bead necklace length 25 ins / 64 cm
Beads graduating from 4 x 4 smallest sphere to 4 x 22 mm central disc

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