Lapidary and Bone-carving Art

Mice with cheese - "Bad guys never get caught"

    Mice with cheese - "Bad guys never get caught"

    20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Tanzanian ruby, pink opal, Bolivian stromatolite, tiger's eye, gold; carving, polishing

    Length 25.4 cm

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    Lapidary composition consisting of a pair of mice carved of Tanzanian ruby. One of the mice is climbing a ladder made of tiger's eye quartz; the other one is poised atop a "slice" of Emmanthaler cheese made of pink Andean opal. The kickboard is made of Bolivian stromatolite that rests upon a wood parquet floor.

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