This powerful Mountain-lion
, creatively carved out of alabaster by Rickson Kallestewa, is about 7 3/4" long and 3" tall. Its long, sinuous tail spirals along the side. Between its font paws it carries an offering, a bowl depicting "deer in his house" a traditional Zuni pottery design. In this offering bowl rest three blue corn
kernels. Rickson offered the spirit of the mountain lion a hunting point carved from pink mussel shell, slipping the attaching cord between the tail and body. This collectible carving show cases Rickson's whimsical style as well as his fine craftsmanship and talent. Not to be missed.