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Fossil Mountain Lion With Brothers  by Ernie Mackel III - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Ernie Mackel III

Fossil Mountain Lion With Brothers by Ernie Mackel III

$ 185.00

An outstanding grayish cream and ? brown marked fossil mountain lion plays host to his 5 brothers - creating in form the 6 animals the Zuni revere and the directions and colors they represent. The lion is the 6th brother; he represents the north and his directional color is yellow - so this mountain lion has a grayish cream coloration. From the lion's left side - there is an abalone eagle which represents the zenith heavenly realm and a clam shell wolf, representing the East. There is a spiny oyster red badger on top of the mountain lion - representing the South - he sits on top of a turquoise arrowhead. On the lion's right side there is a turquoise bear that represents the brother of the West and finally there is a jet mole that represents the nadir underworld. Five of the brothers have turquoise inlaid eyes & the bear has jet.
Artist: Ernie Mackel III (signed)
Size: 2-3/8 in. long x 3/4 in. wide x 1-1/2 in. tall

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