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Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
Florentino Martinez descends from the greater Laate family of Zuni fetish carvers. He started the art in 1991 while in high school, first doing fetishes with a simple style. He was inspired by other family members who were carving in a more detailed manner. Consequently, around 1996 Florentino's work grew to a sophisticated and unparalleled level.
We're honored to offer this masterwork by Florentino, depicting a Lizard Bow Priest who rises from a Dragonfly incised bowl, protectively safeguarding Zuni Pueblo. His entire tail wraps around the base. The ancient pueblo has etched features like small windows, mud bricks and a kiva opening below this sacred reptile's face. The lizard Bow Priest has vigilant turquoise inlaid eyes and other adornments. He holds a rattle gourd plus a bow and arrow.
It's truly remarkable this museum-quality work is created from one specimen of handsome Picasso marble. This stone is laden with golden tan, brown and grey hues. About 2 5/8" tall, 1 7/8" wide and 2" deep. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Travis Nieto is from the greater Natewa, Dallas Quam (d) and Panteah extended family of Zuni fetish carvers. His father is Vern Nieto and his brother is Frank Nieto, both respected carvers.
Travis' young Lizard sets off to soak up the morning sun in Zuni land, carved from a serpentine that is like reptilian skin. Discerning eyes of inlaid turquoise and a long tail give this lizard a lot of personality. About 2 3/4" long, 1 1/8" wide and 1" tall.
Nelson Yatsattie's Lizard carved from fluorite is smooth, long and sly. This lighting fast reptile measures about 3 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide by 1" tall, with smart eyes of inlaid turquoise. The carving had curvy minimalistic lines with incised feet. The long tail flips towards the back of the head and incredibly is carved forming an open loop at the back. Lizard medicine helps us remember our dreams and focus on our deepest visions, as a lizard basks in the heat of the sun, quiet yet alert.
Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe