Once a living symbol for being the most expensive pigment, nowadays the symbolic blue color. It’s down to the geometry of the crystal.
What is blue without lapis lazuli?
Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan as unique pigment with safflower oil and microcristalline wax as oil pastel medium.
Art can be found in the most unexpected places.
The riddle is critical because blue is not lapis lazuli, but the color was a message, and lapis lazuli always is blue: Ancient pigments had a certain penchant for hyperbol.