Wondrous Winged Reptile

By Derrick Kaamasee

Animal: Dragon, Material: Pipestone
This offering is sold.
A fantastical dragon is fit for flight with webbed wings, a beautifully scaled body and segmented horns. Turquoise eyes are set into pipestone, which is actually fossilized clay. Derrick Kaamasee carved this spectacular 3 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" tall mythical creature. Derrick's uncle is renowned carver Maxx Laate. Derrick started carving in the late 1980s and comes from the greater Laate family of Zuni Pueblo fetish artists. He's taught many others the art of carving.