Lion Figurine Carving Tigerseye Stone Fetish
This hand carved stone lion figurine is 4.4 inches long and 1.3 inches wide and 2.7 inches tall.
This lion figurine is polished.
This is lovely Tiger's Eye or Tiger Eye from Africa.
Tiger's Eye is a quartz usually with rich yellow and brown stripes, but can be red or blue.
It contains oriented fibers of crocidolite that have been replaced by silica. The fibers are twisted or crumpled instead of straight, reminiscent of sand and sunlight.
Tiger-eye is also vitreous (hard, unbendable and glass-like).
With its strong chatoyance, the gemstone gets its name from its resemblance to the eye of a tiger.
The LION inspires strength, courage, pride, nobility, and fairness. Because of the lion's noble character, it represents the great power of self-control. The Egyptians saw the lion as a symbol of power and wealth. In Singapore, a lion and tiger are depicted on the coat of arms of “the city of lions.” The lion is a traditional symbol of Spain and of Great Britain.