Gold Sheen Obsidian Brahma
Approx. Dimensions: 3x2.25x0.25 inches
Approx. Weight: 105 grams
Acrylic slab stand included!
Brahma is the Creator within the Trimurti, which is the trinity of supreme divinity that includes Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma was born from a golden egg and created the earth and all things on it. In later Hindu mythology, he is described as having come from a lotus that sprang from Vishnu's navel. He is usually depicted as having four faces, symbolic of the four-square capacity expressed in the four Vedas, the four yugas, four stages of life, and so on. He is typically shown with four arms, holding an alms bowl, a bow, prayer beads, and a book.
Obsidian is formed when lava extruded from volcanos rapidly cools with little to no crystal growth. The high silica content of the lava it forms from gives obsidian its smooth, glassy texture and look. Obsidian is a very hard and brittle stone, and fractures with sharp edges. Obsidian is not a true mineral due to its lack of a crystalline structure, and as such is typically classified as a mineraloid.
Obsidian also appears in a variety called Sheen Obsidian. Gold Sheen Obsidian exhibits a beautiful gold shimmer when viewed from the correct angles. This gold sheen is due to gas bubbles in the lava that cool in successive layers. Rainbow Obsidian is another form of Sheen Obsidian that gets its iridescent sheen from inclusions of magnetite nanoparticles.