Madagascar Gray Agate Stone Egg
This beautiful Gray Agate stone egg is 2 inches or 50 mm in height.
Agate is defined by its translucency (ability to see light through it), and by its clearly defined pattern or banding of multiple colors. This lovely gray colored agate comes from Madagascar.
Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect against fever. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. Mithridates, king of Pontus, had a collection of thousands of agate bowls. Agate bowls were also popular in the Byzantine Empire.
Collecting agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance and many museums in Europe, including the Louvre, have spectacular examples.
Metaphysical properties of Agate: Agates are said to be stabilizing, calming and strengthening.