Bumble Bee Jasper
Lot 2020
Bumble Bee Jasper Carved Skull
US$ 900 - 1,200
£540 - 710
Lot Details
Bumble Bee Jasper Carved Skull
Lee Downey
Bali, Indonesia

Found in the mid-1990s in West Java, near to Mount Papandayan one of the tallest volcanoes in Indonesia, this vivid hued jasper, colloquially called "bumblebee jasper" (for obvious reasons), is characterized by dramatic concentric bands of ochre, black, yellow-green and orange colors. The bright yellow are due to the presence of sulphur in the volcanic ash. Expertly carved and polished to a fine luster. Height 3in
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