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Coral - Lobactis scutaria, XXL size

Coral - Lobactis scutaria, XXL size

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Coral - Lobactis scutaria , XXL size, single piece

A massive and showy stony coral species belonging to the Fungiidae family ( Lobactis scutaria). Species of the tribe are found, for example, in the Indo-Pacific sea area. The aged coral piece comes from a Finnish private collection. The coral has been cleaned and bleached. About my size 260mm x 190mm x 90mm. Weight approx. 2000g.

Symbol meaning

Coral has been used especially as a protective symbol throughout history. In many different cultures, it has been considered to have mystical and even sacred properties. It has been said to be a symbol of modesty, wisdom, luck and immortality. It has been seen to cure physical ailments and ailments such as intestinal spasms, stomach ache and urinary stones. In addition, coral has been used to treat fears, panic, stress, nervousness, depression and nightmares. Coral has been seen to attract success, balance and prosperity. White coral is believed to bring its owner inner peace, harmony and happiness. The color white also represents purity and innocence in many cultures, making it an ideal symbol for those seeking spiritual guidance.

Ritual use

The ancient Egyptians used pieces of coral as protection against the evil spirits of manala, as red coral in particular was believed to contain a drop of divine blood. There was a significant coral trade between the Mediterranean and India at the beginning of the first millennium. The Gauls used pieces of coral to decorate their helmets and weapons, believing that it protected the wearer in battle. The Romans, on the other hand, hung pieces of coral around their children's necks to protect them from life's dangers and bad luck. Even at the beginning of the 20th century in Italy, coral was used in jewelry to protect against the "evil eye" and infertility. In addition, local sailors have carried pieces of coral with them to protect the ship from storms and the dangers of rough seas.

Note! This coral is from a Finnish private collection from the beginning of the 20th century. It is its own unique individual. Age-appropriate wear, cracks and small surface defects. This piece has not been illegally removed from coral reefs. We do not buy, sell or broker new corals or their pieces, and we do not accept the importation of these.

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