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Fetish

Object Number:94-16-16
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Zuni
Provenience: New Mexico
Zuni Pueblo
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Maker: Leonard Halate
Date Made: Circa 1994
Early Date: 1993
Late Date: 1994
Section:American
Materials:Antler
Turquoise
Mother-of-Pearl
Spondylus Shell
Cora
Steel
Adhesive
Technique:Carved
Sanded
Buffed
Inlay
Iconography:Alligator?
Dinosaur?
Height: 4.8 cm
Length: 14.8 cm
Width: 3.7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Pueblo of Zuni Arts & Crafts, 1994

Description

Antler alligator or dinosaur with four carved antler feet attached to body with steel pegs and adhesive. Mother of pearl fin on back surrounded by turquoise chips. Turquoise inlaid eyes and red coral inlaid nostrils. Red spondylus tongue protruding from mouth with simulated teeth.

Bibliography:

[Book] Ostler, James, and Rodee, Marian E. 1991. The Zuni Carvers of Zuni.. The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Pueblo of Zuni Arts and Crafts. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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