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

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

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Black Obsidian Carving of a Gorilla Walking by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Lima, Peru
Black obsidian is a useful mineral for carving animals which require a bright sheen in rendering their fur. The present sculpture is of substantial proportions and impressive, not only for its size but also for the expert treatment of its fur. Raised on a large green aventurine quartz base originating from India. Measuring 17 x 14 x 12 in (43.1 x 35.5 x 30.4 cm)

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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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