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Troy Sice is a prize-winning Zuni artist expressing his traditional ways through his extraordinary carvings. He recently brought by an impressive maiden Grandmother masterfully made from antler, in a slightly leaning stance.
Pen shell eyes and a red coral mouth are reassuring, and a stunning, multi-layer necklace is inlaid with lepidolite, red coral, lapis, turquoise and malachite. Both her beautifully incised whorled hair and the wearing of a shawl indicate she's not had a baby. Many blooming flowers on her burnished shawl or robe are inlaid from serpentine, malachite, lapis lazuli, variscite, pink coral and red coral. Her lovely hands rest on a sash inlaid with crushed pipestone. An apron is set with turquoise and serpentine flowers, while the hem of her skirt is inlaid with alternating malachite and lapis pieces. Her moccasins are also gorgeously burnished and inlaid with turquoise pieces to represent the pins that secure the buckskin wraps of her footwear. A glorious fetish that measures about 3 3/4" tall, 2" wide and 1" deep.
Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez
Ray Tsalate's original "Tortoise Siblings" carving expresses the traditional and shared kinship between two relatives. This masterful Turtle carving is brought about from one antler specimen. Harmoniously united, each one has expressive eyes of gold lip shell, turquoise or pen shell, while the tortoise maiden also has a set of pen shell inlaid eyes. She wears a lovely turquoise and red coral necklace, while her mouth is inlaid with vibrant lapis. Ray beautifully inlaid tiny pen shell claws in one of the tortoises. Each tortoise's gorgeous carapace is incised and inlaid with an assortment of luscious materials like red coral, lapis, variscite and malachite. About 2 1/4" tall, 3 3/4" wide and 1 1/8" deep.
This graceful little pueblo maiden by Ray Tsalate is carved from antler, patiently standing bare footed on a base of marble. She wears a mother of pearl shell feather in her finely carved hair, swept up into two little buns, plus a fine necklace of inlaid red coral with a turquoise center piece. Her inlaid eyes of brown pen shell and the red coral mouth convey a serene reverence. The sleeves of her dress are decorated with Dragonflies darkened with jet paste while the bottom is accented with an inlaid design turquoise, red coral and lines filled with pipestone paste. This beautiful carving measures about 1 1/8" wide by 1" deep and stands at 3" tall including the base.