The geologic origin of Libyan Desert Glass has puzzled researchers, but the common belief is that it is a result of a meteorite impact or airburst near the border of Libya/Egypt around 29 million years ago. The glass is nearly pure silica which requires temperatures above 1,600℃ to form (hotter than any igneous rock on Earth). Today it is found scattered amongst the desert sand dunes of the region.
Historically, Libyan Desert Glass was manipulated to create tools. It gained notoriety upon the discovery of a carved scarab from the glass adorning King Tutankhamun's ornate breastplate in his burial chamber.
This Libyan Glass Scarab is a unique treasure, finely carved from ancient glass. Its beautiful design is sure to be admired and will make a standout addition to any collection.
10.485 carats / 16 x 12 x 7 mm / naturally occurring gas bubbles to be expected
Estimated Value: $215 - $225
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