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Gold-Lip Mother-of-Pearl Maiden Figure by Sandra Quandelacy

Sandra Quandelacy

Gold-Lip Mother-of-Pearl Maiden Figure by Sandra Quandelacy

$ 210.00

A shimmering gold-lip mother-of-pearl maiden figure carved by Sandra Quandelacy depicting five maidens - two corn maidens on one side and a large mother at the top on the opposite side with two smaller children incised below her along with an olla/water jar filled with turquoise/water chips. There is a small jet base providing added stability with turquoise chips inlaid all around its juncture to the maidens. There are turquoise & coral dot embellishments on the maidens' mantas creating pendants and sashes and jet inlaid dragonflies and stars leading the eyes all around the carving. The maiden symbolizes abundance, fertility and feminine energy & the corn maiden is venerated in Zuni for giving up her life for the health of the community.
Artist: Sandra Quandelacy (signed)
Size: 2-7/8 in. long x 5/8 in. wide x 3-7/8 in. tall
#57520

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