Herbert Halate's father was noted Zuni fetish carver Leonard Halate (d). Herbert's work is sleeker than his father's whimsical fetishes. That fluidity and sleekness is evident in this fabulous Mountain-lion carved of a matrix-rich piece of green turquoise. This cat has incised whiskers and jet inlaid eyes, plus a streamlined jet offering bundle, secured to the side. About 2 1/2" long, 5/8" wide and 1" tall.