Z Wolf/Coyote (Bushytail) on Base
Zuni Fetish Carving
Dan Quam
Serpentine with Turquoise Accents

Dan Quam, Zuni Fetish Carver, Zuni Pueblo, NM

Bushytail (term used for canids including wolf, coyote, and fox) with lots of motion.  The base appears to be dolomite.

Dan is among the most  highly regarded fetish artists, actively carving since 1982.  He was a jeweler prior to this date.

Dan is the older half-brother of the Cheama siblings: Wilfred,Lance, Arvella, Fabian. It is believed that Dan was the first in Zuni to adopt and develop the realistic style of carving, which he taught to his very successful brothers and sisters.

Remember to check the dimensions - the photos are extreme close-ups.

Signed: Not that I can make out

Length (head to tail):  1-3/4" (animal only)

Width:  7/16" (animal only)

Height: 1/2" (animal only)

Total Overall (including animal & base): 1-3/4"L x 1"W x 3/4"H

Weight: .4oz/11gr/0.024lb


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