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Alabaster Sea Turtle by Patrick Wallace  - Zuni Fetish - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Patrick Wallace

Alabaster Sea Turtle by Patrick Wallace - Zuni Fetish

$ 42.00

A cream and muted pink/red sienna alabaster sea turtle with turquoise inlaid eyes carved by Patrick Wallace - a relative of the recently deceased Russell Shack, we have been told. Patrick as polished the turtle then incised a flower on the turtle's shell - adding one turquoise dot at the flower's center. Finally, Michael inlaid eight dots around the flower - connecting elongated elliptical shapes with pointed ends. Indigenous people recognize the turtle as the symbol of Mother Earth - some Native Americans believe that the turtle contributed to creation because the turtle dove into the primeval waters to retrieve mud to create Mother Earth. The turtle is regarded as a skillful navigator through life's difficulties. Turtle medicine teaches one to go with the flow, due to the turtle's proclivity to go with the current.
Artist: Patrick Wallace (signed)
Size: 2-3/8 in. long x 2 in. wide x 3/4 in. tall
#60094 - Zuni Fetishes

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