Ancient Indigenous people expressed their worldview and sacred beliefs in the form of petroglyphs, which are designs etched on rock faces, bluffs and cliff sides, among other inspirational places. A particularly famous carved spiral is located at Chaco Canyon National Park. The site is known as the Sun Dagger because of how sunlight forms an image of a dagger going through the middle of the spiral during the summer solstice. Perhaps moved by the Sun Dagger symbol, Daryl Shack Sr.'s textural sandstone Bear
with eyes from cultured opals has been incised with a radiating spiral element with intersecting dagger, ladder-climbing people and star elements. This wonderful reversible fetish is approximately 5" long, 1 3/8" wide and 3 1/4" tall.