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 Indonesia's Sulawesi Island. It forms in clusters that often resemble bunches of small grapes, and colors can range from pale to deep purple and even 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 exported from Indonesia around 2015.
Quartz var. Chalcedony
Batu Manakarra Mining District, Sulawesi, Indonesia
7.3 x 6.7 x 5.9"