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Antler / Multi Stone & Shell Dragonfly Maiden by Raymond Tsalate

Raymond Tsalate

Antler / Multi Stone & Shell Dragonfly Maiden by Raymond Tsalate

$ 950.00

An outstanding dragonfly maiden by Raymond Tsalate! One of Ray's dragonfly maidens is featured on the title page in Kent McManis' new edition of Zuni Fetishes! This lovely maiden wears a Hopi traditional butterfly hair do, is wearing a shawl with inlaid striped malachite/mother- of-pearl/jet and pin shell 'trim' with incised triangular quadrants inlaid with pipestone. She wears a fine necklace inlaid with various sized turquoise* dots. The horizontal slit carved eyes are inlaid with softly rounded pin shell and the mouth a circular softly rounded Australian opal as are the clasps/dots inlaid on the burnished moccasins. The pièce de résistance are the four inlaid gold-lip mother-of-pearl wings on the back! This maiden 'floats' thanks to the sterling silver rod she is mounted on with a nice craggily antler base and 2 iron wood cat tails mounted to sterling silver stalks.
Artist: Raymond Tsalate (signed)
Size: 3 in. long x 2-5/8 in. deep x 3-1/4 in. tall

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