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Antler / Onyx Alter Doll, Creation Myth Carving by Robert Michael Weahkee

Robert Michael Weahkee

Antler / Onyx Alter Doll, Creation Myth Carving by Robert Michael Weahkee

$ 400.00

A new style alter doll creation myth carving by Robert Michael Weahkee carved in antler with the dolls having jet inlaid features, incised necklaces and pin shell and glass art arrowheads. There's a base of onyx with turquoise* chips inlaid around it for added stability. This carving depicts a portion of the Zuni creation myth. When the Zunis arrived to the Middle World, they were given a choice between two eggs. Some Zunis chose the blue egg and went to their current homeland; destined to have a life full of toil with the crow as their guide and are known as the Winter people. The other group chose the white egg and headed towards the south, known forever as the summer people with the parrot as their guide. These two figures therefore have the parrot and the crow; both with big turquoise* inlaid eyes as their headdress. It might be helpful to know that Robert is a child of the crow clan!
Artist: Robert Michael Weahkee (signed)
Size: Including Base: 6-1/2 in. long x 3-1/4 in. wide x 6-1/2 in. tall
#48988

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