This hand carved malachite lioness showcases the exquisite craftsmanship and natural beauty of the stone. Malachite is a green mineral that forms in banded patterns and has a silky luster. It is believed to have healing and protective properties, as well as symbolizing transformation and balance. The lioness is a powerful and graceful animal that represents courage, strength and leadership. This piece measures 8.5 inches long, 2 inches wide and 4.5 inches high. It was sourced and carved in the Congo, a country rich in mineral resources and cultural diversity. This is a unique and stunning work of art that would make a great addition to any collection or home decor.