Zuni Fetish Carving
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Peter Gasper, Native American Zuni Fetish Carver
This carving could be interpreted as either a wolf or a fox, one of the "bushytails". Peter often makes this "fat" tail. When this was sold to me it was represented as orange alabaster but it has ZERO translucency so I don't think that is true. I found some of his other work where rust/orange stone was listed as California Travertine. I honestly don't know what the stone is.
The actual color is a bit "rustier" than the photos depict. The bundle is mother of pearl, coral, & turquoise. This piece was made in 2011 but is just getting posted
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