Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

A frog prince riding a snail

    A frog prince riding a snail

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Ruby-zoisite, silver, obsidian, sapphires; carving, polishing, casting

    Length 15.2 cm


    This composition belongs to the so-called series of fantastic items created by the master.
    The frog and snail are carved from a single piece of ruby in zoisite, with vermeil crown on the frog's head, reins and horns of the snail, each horn of the snail topped with a sapphire. Oval base from polished obsidian.