Carved Amethyst Handbag Clutch "Kleodora Queen Bee"
Artist: Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Materials: Amethyst and gold-plated bronze
Measurements: 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 2 inches
Artwork origin: Peru
This art piece is sold out. It may be produced by special request.
This unique, functional art object was inspired by a Greek Queen Bee Goddess named Kleodora who fed the great god Zeus and taught the art of divination to young Apollo, giving him the gifts he needed to become the god of light, music, and poetry.
The main component of the clutch is solid hand-carved hexagonal slabs of semi-precious stone. The materials and colors composing the clutch handbag may vary from purple amethyst, green jade, pink opal or blue lapis lazuli, and more. The hull is made of bronze mounted by gold vermeil.