Compassionate Corn Maidens

By Mike Yatsayte

Animal: Corn Maiden, Material: Rhodonite
This offering is sold.
Mike Yatsayte's Corn Maidens are carved from an intriguing specimen of rhodonite. Rhodonite symbolizes compassion, fitting for these maidens who's bodies feed and nourish the people. They are incised with Dragonfly companions, and are embellished with turquoise pieces and a Sunface of turquoise, lapis, and mother of pearl. The Sunface symbol is synonymous with Zuni and represents all elements in balance. The ladies faces are overlaid gold lip shell with jet features. Surrounded by crushed turquoise, and standing on a wonderful slab of rhodonite with a beautiful hidden geode underneath, they are about 3 1/4" tall, 2" wide, and 7/8" deep.