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Fish Rock (Serpentine) Horse by Douglas Martza - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Douglas Martza

Fish Rock (Serpentine) Horse by Douglas Martza

$ 210.00

A prominent cream and gray veined fish rock, serpentine bucking horse with turquoise inlaid eyes carved to balance on its simplified front legs. Carved by Douglas Martza, there is a clever offering bundle wrapped around the horse's girth with sinew featuring a pink mussel shell arrow head and two turquoise small beads. A horse to tribesmen used to signify mobility, stamina, strength and power. Horses were so revered by some tribes that the horse also came to represent loyalty, love and devotion. The Zuni also believe that the horse has healing powers. Bucking is a natural behavior seen during play and aggression and can be a means of avoiding something frightening or that causes discomfort.
Artist: Douglas Martza (signed)
Size: 4 in. long x 3/4 in. wide x 3-5/8 in. tall

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