7.3" Tall, Green Grape Agate Cluster with Carved Skull
It is a 7.3" tall cluster of green Indonesian grape agate that has been hand-carved by local craftsmen. One skull has been carved and polished into this cluster, with the unpolished portion showing the natural, botryoidal grape agate. The base of this sculpture is flat, allowing for aesthetic presentation without the need for a stand.
Grape agate is the name given to a purple, botryoidal form of Chalcedony found in the Batu Manakarra mining district on the Sulawesi Island of Indonesia. It forms in clusters that often resemble bunches of small grapes, and colors can range from pale to deep purple to green. Some specimens can be quite sparkly due to minute quartz crystal growing on the spheres. Grape Agate is a relatively new material on the market, first being exported from Indonesia around 2015.