Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Happy Buddha

    Happy Buddha

    Brazil, Length 50 cm

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Ruby, obsidian, silver; carving, polishing, casting, gilding


    The composition features seated on the throne laughing Buddha figurine, carved from polished ruby in vermeil clothes. Buddha is surrounded by the figurines of sacrificers carved from ruby in vermeil clothes that worship him. Vermeil coins are around. Oval black obsidian base is adorned with vermeil coins.