These 3,000-year-old Egyptian hieroglyphics may resemble planes, helicopters, and UFOs, but experts agree it’s just an effect caused by erosion. The stone was once filled with plaster and re-carved during the reign of a new pharaoh. Over time, erosion partly revealed both inscriptions, and the overlapping hieroglyphs created new shapes. Source Source 2 Source 3

Carved Moonstone the minerals in the feldspar family make up more than half of the Earth’s rocky crust.  Occasionally these common minerals form crystals that shimmer like the light of the moon or a rainbow on a soap bubble.  Called iridescence, this phenomenon is caused by light scattering, or diffracting, off closely spaced layers in the feldspar crystals. [x]


Detailed Works on Seashells by Gregory Halili

Gregory Raymond Halili born in the Philippines in 1975, carves and paints mother-of-pearl shells. Halili received his B.F.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work focuses on the art of miniatures with interest in the notion and idea of memory, life, death, and cycle. The artist is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in NYC. Follow him on Facebook

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