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Orange Selenite Obelisk

£6.00

An obelisk carved from the mineral selenite, with an orange colour. The mineral is a variety of gypsum, sometimes known as satin spar, the pieces have been carved and polished in Morocco, they stand 15 cm tall and 5 cm wide with a flat base. Obelisks were popular in ancient Egyptian building and were thought to channel power and energy to users.

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Orange selenite obelisk carved from an orange variety of the mineral, gypsum (also known as satin spar). These pieces have been carved into the shape of an obelisk, four sided towers which tapered upward with a pyramid shaped like top, they are famous for being a prominent in ancient Egyptian architecture, thought to channel power and energy. these particular sculptures were made in Morocco, have been cut and carved and have a high polished finish applied to them. The mineral, gypsum is very soft and care is advised when handling them. Each obelisks measures 15 cm tall, while being 5 cm wide at the base, which is flat, allowing them to freely stand on other flat surfaces. The orange colour is due to hematite (iron) being present during the time the mineral was forming, an evaporite mineral, it formed where there was once a sea, with the water being evaporated and only the gypsum left behind.

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Weight 300 g

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