7.3" Realistic, Carved Rhodonite Skull - Madagascar
This is a 7.3" long skull that was crafted and polished from rhodonite that was collected from Madagascar. The polish work is nice and the detailing is quite intricate. This rhodonite is pink in color and contains some black splotches of manganese oxide. The underside of the skull and the nostrils have been hollowed-out, making the specimen closer in resemblance to a real skull.
Rhodonite is well known among collectors for its beautiful pink and red color. The red variety can be so deep red that it rivals the color of Ruby. Rhodonite often has black manganese oxide veins running through a specimen, giving it the distinct appearance of pink with black crisscrossing lines and flower-like formations throughout.