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    Agate Skull Statue: "Catacomb"
    Artist: Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
    Stone source: Tanzania

    Sort of a family portrait with Momma, Papa and all the little ones, together in one of those precious tableaus that you put on the mantel or the piano, to remind you of those younger days when everybody was on the wrong side of the grass. This is Luis Quispe's whimsical version of family "togetherness" rendered in dead-white Agate from Tanzania. In a switch from his usual approach, Luis left the exterior largely alone and in untouched condition, choosing to work on the inside of the piece to give the feeling of being buried below the surface or underground. In keeping with the simplicity of that theme, there is only an obsidian base with gold skull accents. It's just a portrait of family life; underground.
    Overall Measurements: 8.3 x 7.1 x 5.9 inches (21 x 18 x 15 cm)

    Provenance: The Faces of Eternity Skull Collection


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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