By Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez

Animal: Corn Maiden, Material: Shiva Lingam Stone
This offering is sold.
Shiva Lingam stones are found only in the Narmada River in the Mandhata Mountains of India, one of the seven sacred holy sites in the country. A very rare form of quartz, shiva lingam stones have become more rare since the building of the Sardar Sarovar damn in 2008 which flooded the area. Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez's lovely corn maiden is carved of this special material, about 2 7/8" tall and 1 1/2" wide, with an overlaid face of gold lip shell and a turquoise accent. Her shawl is delicately incised with beautiful Dragonfly and star designs.