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Turquoise* Lizard Protecting the Village by Florentino Martinez

Florentino Martinez

Turquoise* Lizard Protecting the Village by Florentino Martinez

$ 480.00

An elaborate turquoise figure created by Florentino Martinez depicting a lizard dancing on top of the Zuni village - holding a rattle in one anthropomorphized hand and a lightening bolt in the other. Around the village there is a parrot, a Zuni sun face & a wolf carved in good relief with a delicate dragonfly's wings wrapped around the village from behind - all four have been given offering bundles. The whole diorama rests in a bowl which in turn has a small base under it; giving the complex carving stability. This carving seems to be a prayer for rain for the Zuni tribe, we believe and the dragonfly will be the one to fly the prayers up to the Creator. Note: the bottom of the carving is signed by Florentino and gives a 2015 completion date!
Artist: Florentino Martinez (signed)
Size: 1-3/8 in. long x 1-1/4 in. wide x 1-3/4 in. tall
#57095

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