Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Bejeweled crab

    Bejeweled crab


    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Rutile quartz, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, obsidian, gold; carving, polishing, casting


    The composition features a crab with rutile quartz body-box in gold setting, with the clasp decorated with diamonds and sapphires, with ruby eyes, gold claws and legs, rutile quartz earrings and pendant in gold setting are fixed on them. Rutile quartz necklace from round beads is hidden inside the crab. Necklace from irregular rutile quartz beads adorned with diamonds surrounds the crab. Black obsidian base on starfish-shaped feet.