This was word of the day two days ago but didn’t have a scanner available to scan this image. I have imagined this elderly man cutting away at this precious stone in the shape of a human under soft low lighting but these were the sketches I came up with. A little hard to make out the stone but you get the idea (right?) I am sure this is not how a lapidist do his/her work!
\LAP-uh-dair-ee\ , adjective;
Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
Engraved in stone.
Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.
One who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
A dealer in precious stones.