Lapis on marble
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Sar-e-Sang district, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan province, Afghanistan <br /><br />2" tall <br /><br />Lapis was known to the ancients. The lapis that decorated King Tutankhamun's head dress was imported into Egypt from Afghanistan. The locality that produces this exotic gem material is one of the world's most remote gem producing localities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was bought from an Afghan primary source supplier in late 2009.  The piece was traded out to Andy Siebel in 2010 and 2011 and he then sold it to a private collector via his website at www.andyseibel.com.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Andy Seibel  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p>

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