Jaspis - translation to English
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Jaspis - translation to English

Jasper (mineral); Black Jasper; Youngite; Bruneau Jasper; Egyptian jasper; Lydian stone; Jaspis; Picture jasper
  • title= Finger Ring with a Representation of Ptah}}</ref> the [[Walters Art Museum]]
  • Male torso carved from red jasper, [[Bronze Age]], [[Harappa]], [[Indus Valley civilisation]], Pakistan
  • Earrings of polished "leopard-spot jasper" (actually a type of spherulitic [[rhyolite]])
  • Goat-headed basket carved from red jasper. Russian, late 19th century, [[Kremlin Armoury]]
  • Jewel-set vase carved from red-and-yellow jasper.Probable provenance: German, early 17th century, [[Waddesdon Bequest]], [[British Museum]]
  • Low-relief]] sphinx pendant, red jasper, pearl and enamel, French, circa 1870
  • [[Amulet]] of scarlet jasper, provenance unknown, [[Royal Pump Room, Harrogate]]

n. jasper, precious stone which is usually red in color
n. Jaspis (Edelstein)


·noun An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes, ·etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped / banded jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper.



Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or cryptocrystalline chalcedony and other mineral phases, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue. The common red color is due to iron(III) inclusions. Jasper breaks with a smooth surface and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone. It can be highly polished and is used for items such as vases, seals, and snuff boxes. The specific gravity of jasper is typically 2.5 to 2.9. Jaspillite is a banded-iron-formation rock that often has distinctive bands of jasper.