Corn Maiden Of Well-Polished Onyx

By Maegan Shetima

Animal: Corn Maiden, Material: Onyx
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Maegan Shetima's lovely corn maiden is carved of well-polished onyx, about 2 3/4" tall and 1 1/8" long. Her eyes and mouth are inlaid of turquoise, and her incised corn body is inlaid with jet, red coral, gold lip shell, mother-of-pearl and turquoise accents. In the Zuni Pueblo, corn maidens are recognized as one of the three stages of Woman.