1980s Stelenite Stone lamp Bärbel Drexel Lampensockel, Germany
Delivering from: Lwówek Śląski, Poland
Bedside lamp from the turn of the 70s and 80s of German production, produced for Bärbel Drexel Lampensockel. A lamp with a stone shade made of a large block of gypsum crystal – Selenite (Moonstone). The whole set on a marble base. The lamp works with a single E14 bulb. The item is technically fully functional, with minimal signs of use. Item with preserved signature sticker.
height 31 cm | base diameter 16 cm | lampshade diameter 13 cm. Weight approx. 5 kg
Dimensions in inches:
height 12.2 in | base diameter 6.3 in | shade diameter 5.1 in
Selenite is a unique mineral. It is not a stone with a wonderful color like some natural stones, but it has other features that made it enchant humanity with its beauty centuries ago. It is a colorless, very clean and noble type of gypsum with an amazing pearly luster. Selenites are both very pure, colorless crystals of this mineral, as well as its fibrous variety.
The name comes from the Greek words selene (moon) and lithos (stone). Selene is the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology who roamed the night sky in a silver chariot. She was also the personification of the moon itself (the ancient Greek word selene meant moon). The name selenite refers to the exceptionally beautiful shine of this mineral, which resembles the moonlight. Selenites sometimes show a cat’s eye effect.
The chemical composition of selenite is CaSO4 2H2O, so it is hydrated (dihydrated) calcium sulfate. The density of this mineral is 1.5–2 g/cm³, and the hardness of selenite on the Mohs scale of 10 is 2–2.2. It is characterized by very good, unidirectional cleavage and pearly gloss. The color of this mineral after powdering (the so-called scratch) is white.
Properties and operation of selenite
Ancient beliefs define selenite as the stone of the goddess Selena, the bright and angelic protector of the Moon, who crosses the sky every night in her silvery chariot. That is why selenite is considered a stone that allows you to enter the land of dreams to read your future from them. It can awaken our spiritual intuition and activate what can be called spiritual sensitivity. Selenite stabilizes chaotic emotions and allows true, unfeigned feelings to come to the fore. It is a stone of sincerity of feelings and kindness of heart. Selenite is also called angel wing. It gives a sense of security and certainty of one’s place in the universe around us. This mineral has a direct effect on the emotional body. Selenite has a soothing effect on the nervous system, calms and calms down. It is also helpful in solving spiritual problems. Selenite is an excellent stone for meditation. It is also commonly used for massage.
According to the Mayan horoscope, people under the sign of Selenite (June 22 – July 10) are sensitive, affectionate and caring. They have a lot of warmth and kindness in them. Women are great life partners, and men are resourceful, caring husbands and fathers. For people born in the month of Selenite, home and family happiness are the most important.
|Dimensions||40 × 40 × 40 cm|
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