Today’s finds…. 💎 #quartz #rutilatedquartz #agate #amethyst #opal #ruby #bluequartz #chrysocolla #tibetanquartz #tigerseye #cornelian #adventurine #gemstones (Taken with Instagram)

(top) Electrum winged scarab, inlaid with cornelian, greed feldspar and lapis lazuli. It clutches a sun-disc and stands on a kha-sign flanked by papyrus-heads, the whole spelling the prenomen of Sesostris II. There are tubes on the underside for suspension. (12th Dynasty, 1897-1878 BC)

(bottom) Gold human-headed ba-bird, representing the characteristics and personality of the deceased. Its back inlaid with lapis lazuli and turquoise. The body is rounded on the underside and there are two suspension loops. (26th Dynasty, 600 BC)

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Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: Touch, Taste, Smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.

- Frederick Buechner

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