Property of Various Owners
Impressive Black Obsidian Carving of Two Horses--"Midnight Storm"
By Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Playfully rearing on their hind legs, rather than in a pose of combat--this carving is a testament to the lapidary skills of the workshop of the Quispe Aparicio family. The figures of the two horses capture the sheen of the fine quality Russian obsidian. The piece is mounted with gold vermeil on steel base. Originally carved from a 200 kilo block of obsidian, a difficult feat in itself to handle, the sculpture now weighs approximately 70 kilos. Height 25 1/2in