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Antler Bird, Horned Owl by Troy Sice  - Zuni Fetish - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Troy Sice

Antler Bird, Horned Owl by Troy Sice - Zuni Fetish

$ 4,000.00

A large antler horned owl with gold-lip and pen shell eyes and dark mother-of-pearl inlaid beak carved by Troy Sice in July of 2022. The owl balances perfectly on either foot and wears a double strand raised necklace. The first strand is composed of twelve hand made Sleeping Beauty Mine turquoise dots with a Japanese pink coral pendant and the second strand has six Mediterranean coral dots, two lapis and a tear drop shaped coral pendant. The wings, tail, claws and facial tufts are burnished. The crème de la crème is the fantastic kilt worn like a ceremonial robe. There is a seamless strip of stones and shell inlaid along the edge of the owl's robe - composed from bits of pink Japanese coral, dark mother-of-pearl, gold-lip, abalone, cuprite, green serpentine, amazonite, and Mediterranean coral, to name most. Above the strip of inlaid stones, Troy has incised four mice - then inlaid their outlines with jet, added turquoise inlaid eyes and copper noses. There is a whole moonscape inlaid above the mice, starting with a gold-lip crescent shaped moon surrounded by eleven jet star bursts with copper, lapis, serpentine and turquoise dots inlaid at their centers as well as all around the crescent moon. This is an outstanding carving - we call it a show stopper! The Zuni believe the owl can see what others can not - they assist in helping to root out deception and they can get to the essence of true wisdom. It is common to feel spiritually activated when you see or hear an owl. They are messengers from the spirit realm - bringing wisdom, truth, and understanding of the mysteries of life.
Artist: Troy Sice (signed)
Size: Balanced On Left Foot: 4 in. wide x 1-1/2 in. deep x 6-1/4 in. tall, Balanced On Right Foot: 4-1/4 in. wide x 1-1/2 in deep x 5-1/2 in. tall
#60071 - Zuni Fetishes

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