Meet "Icarus." It is one of the most dynamic pieces of lightning sand we have encountered. The name come from a character from Greek mythology. Icarus was the son of Daedalus, creator of the labyrinth and a skilled craftsmen. Father and son attempted to leave Crete by constructing wings made of feathers and wax. Icarus was warned by his father to not fly too close to the Sun, which he ignored. His wings melted and as legend has it he drowned in the sea. The common phrase, "don't fly too close to the sun," is thought to have originated from this Greek mythological story.
This fulgurite is beautifully shaped and heavily lined with glass on the interior and has great sand grains embedded on the back. It's edges are layered in such a way to resemble wing feathers. The interior is called "Black Ice Glass" because it looks like the black ice formed on the road by winter ice storms. It is a half, split open chamber and among the most exotic geological materials in the world.
Fulgurite size: 2 1/8" H X 1 1/4" W X 5/8" D. Location found: Italy
Fulgurite are treasured around the world because they are so rare and incredible. Most disintegrate before we ever get a chance to see them. This fulgurite is A+++ and has a very dynamic shape and character.
Ships with protective case, label, Certificate of Authenticity, attractive acrylic 2" beveled display base, tag and tag stand and information about fulgurites. Photo cube not included.
Ships in a perky protective case, with label, Certificate of Authenticity, attractive acrylic 2" beveled display base, tag and tag stand and, artists tack, and information about fulgurites. Photo cube not included.
Lore of fulgurite lightning sand promotes: Good Luck, Hope, Success, Motivation, Enthusiasm, Insight, Inspiration, Creativity, Serendipity Renewal of Spirit and New Beginnings.
This fulgurite "wing" would make a delightful aviation gift, awards gift, inspiration gift, good luck gift. Also a lasting, super imaginative gift for birthdays, anniversaries, love and friendship.
Popular, vintage Explorer's Gift wrap available with messaging available.
Only one like it in the World!
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Dec 10, 2021