Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Pair of hummingbirds on cactus

    Pair of hummingbirds on cactus

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Ruby, zoiste, black obsidian; carving, polishing, assembling

    Height 22.9 cm


    Two finely carved hummingbirds perch atop a cactus of soft green zoisite to offset the deep rich ruby purple of the birds. One is presented in mid-air, taking a drink with its long slender gold beak from the large ruby flower on one side of the cactus. Each boasts ruby eyes and 18K gold vermeil feet, and the whole lovely piece is presented on a gleaming obsidian base.