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South East Asian Gallery

Collections | South East Asian Gallery | LAPIS LAZULI LION


Measurement: 15cm A structure of a lion made of a costly semiprecious mineral usually imported from Persia. Lapis lazuli or lapis for short is a deep blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been valued since ancient times for its deep colour. This exhibit is a part of the precious collections of Sri Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma Maharaja.