Lapis lazuli or Lapis for short is a stunning blue metamorphic rock which was often used throughout ancient history because of its striking colour. Interestingly lapis was used in the death mask of the well known Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. This material comes from Afghanistan and is very difficult to get a hold of making it a rare and eye catching addition to any collection. These specimens are supplied in a small ( 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm ) magnification box to enhance the viewing of the rock. Suitable for collectors and children over the age of seven.