Saatchi Art Artist Mo Negm; Painting, ""(Ancient Egyptian) Children in Lapis Lazuli". *For sale and prints available." #art Lapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone, greatly appreciated through the ages. It was used to create a fine pigment, which has adorned Tutankhamen's mask to Renaissance paintings, depicting nobility. For this reason I chose to depict street children in Lapis Lazuli, to elevate them from our public perceptions. And to give this colour to the children.