Ernie Mackel III's amazing Mountain-lion
fish rock serpentine carving is an all in one set of six directions. The Zunis acknowledge six directions and assign an animal and color to each. In addition to the mountain lion, there's an abalone Eagle
, a lapis Bear
, an orange spiny oyster shell Badger
, a mother-of-pearl Wolf
, and a jet Mole
. About 2 7/8" long and almost 1 1/2" tall. All the animal's eyes are inlaid of turquoise. Ernie attached a lovely turquoise point too.