Black Obsidian Carving of a Seated Gorilla by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio

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Lot 92W
Black Obsidian Carving of a Seated Gorilla by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio

Sold for US$ 9,450 inc. premium
Black Obsidian Carving of a Seated Gorilla by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Lima, Peru
A companion sculpture to the following lot, this expert carving is rendered from natural black obsidian. This particular mineral allows for a vitreous, high polish which is useful for rendering fur and it appears to have a sheen as fur does. The Gorilla is realistically rendered with enormous detail. Measuring 14 3/4 x 14 1/ x 11 1/2in

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  • Provenance: Purchased by the owner directly from the artist.

    Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
    Following a second-generation family tradition in the fabrication of objects d'art, Luis' studio specializes in the carving of ruby. The second hardest stone after diamond, few artists have managed to successfully work this mineral since it requires a very advanced technique for carving and polishing. His works are displayed in museums in the United States and Europe and are enjoyed by private collectors around the world.
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