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Picasso Marble Butterfly Maiden and Mountain Lion Protect the Village by Eric Martinez  - Zuni Fetish - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Eric Martinez

Picasso Marble Butterfly Maiden and Mountain Lion Protect the Village by Eric Martinez - Zuni Fetish

$ 175.00

An animated gray and tan colored Picasso marble tableau carving created by Eric Martinez depicting a butterfly maiden on one side with jet inlaid features and a mountain lion and Zuni sun face on the opposite side. The butterfly maiden carries a small bowl and flies next to a Zuni prayer bowl that is tipping over releasing water. Eric has carved the Zuni sun face in low relief giving the face jet inlaid features. The sun face is carved on a triangle shape which allows the lion to climb its way to the top. Butterfly maidens' themes are rebirth, beauty, fertility, balance, freedom, and nature. Every spring the butterfly maiden dances from flower to flower, pollinating the fields and flowers and bringing life-giving rain to the desert. The Zuni sun face is an ancient symbol in Zuni culture, representing the sacred Sun Father. Finally, the mountain lion represents the guardian of the North & is the master hunter, revered for its intelligence, prowess & strength of will. We think this carving is a prayer for rain.
Artist: Eric Martinez (signed)
Size: 2-5/8 in. long x 3/4 in. wide x 1-7/8 in. tall
#59243 - Zuni Fetishes

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