Lapidary and Bone-carving Art

Pair of peacocks

    Pair of peacocks

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Pegmatite, marble, jasper, zoisite, obsidian, carnelian, lapis lazuli, silver; casting, carving, polishing, gilding

    Diameter 44.5 cm


    The composition featuring a pair of peacocks standing opposite each other, their tails - one proudly spread, of vivid black-flecked green zoisite with large, deep purple ruby inclusion at the center, the other – is furled. The heads and necks in rich blue lapis lazuli, with zebradorite, obsidian, and carnelian detail, mounted on oval pedestal of galactic ocean jasper with a red marble base.