rock crystal

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Far from being lost in meditation, the figure’s expression is alert and its gaze direct, its eyes perhaps once inlaid with rock crystal or gemstones. Lee Lawrence, WSJ, "‘The Jeweled Isle: Art From Sri Lanka’ Review: Reclaiming a Country’s Creative History," 1 Jan. 2019 Shelves hold vintage Indian photographs, old fans, and a chunk of rock crystal. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Inside The Rustic Indian Farmhouse Where A Jewel Scion Feels Most At Home," 12 Dec. 2017 The custom dining chairs are in an Atelier Textiles de Prestige fabric, the pendant is by Fortuny, and the circa-1980 rock crystal–and-bronze table lamp by Robert Goossens is from Liz O’Brien. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "Inside an Upper East Side Home that Trades Stuffiness for Neon-Hued Glamour," 21 May 2018 Made of rock crystal, marble, or cast in bronze by her friend and longtime collaborator, Robert Goossens, the lions stalked over side tables and shelves; one carved in wood presided over the hearth, the world under its paw. Vogue, "The Lion Queen: A First Look at Chanel’s New High Jewelry Collection," 23 Jan. 2018 The Fatimids owned thousands of items made from rock crystal, some of which can be seen at the new exhibition. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Landmark Exhibition Takes You Inside the Exuberant, Diverse World of the Fatimid Dynasty," 21 Mar. 2018 Fractured rock crystals within the stratum also indicated a catastrophic event. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers' Jordan Clarkson: dinosaurs as pets and the giants who owned them -- Bill Livingston," 21 Mar. 2018 Artifacts include small items like turquoise and gold earrings and a golden monkey pendant found in tombs, pottery and funerary urns, a rock crystal knife and flints in the shape of scorpions. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Maya exhibit featuring 300 artifacts opens at Milwaukee Public Museum," 16 Feb. 2018 Researchers uncovered artifacts—glass vessels and beads, rock crystals, gemstones, cowry shells and pottery—that originated in Yemen, Madagascar, the Maldives and China. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Remains of Thriving Trade City Found in Ethiopia," 19 June 2017

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