Rock Crystal Skull Statue: "This Skull is on Fire"
    Artist: Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
    Stone source: Brazil

    Modern cultural memes abound in this melding of stylized golden "flames" sweeping back as if against a breeze, or maybe our skull is moving: a nod to the "ghost rider" motif brought to the screen by Nicholas Cage. The rough for our "pyro-craniac" is a solid mass of water-clear Rock Crystal: carved and then cleverly left in an unpolished matte condition, except for a few areas emphasizing the details of his "face." Close inspection shows that the golden flames are mirrored by subtle, carved versions incised into the skull itself. As with others in the collection, this flaming skull caps a golden stack of vertebrae; which sits on an octagonal slab of deep black Obsidian. The slab is gaily decorated with three little "skull and crossbones" of carved Obsidian and vermeil, along with a metal support, also of vermeil, with its complement of golden skulls at the corners. This boy is ready to ride, if only he could remember where he left his motorcycle.
    Overall Measurements: 9.1 x 8.3 x 6.1 inches (23 x 21 x 15.5 cm)

    Provenance: The Faces of Eternity Skull Collection

    Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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