Otter With Catch

By Justin Red Elk, Zuni-Sioux

Animal: Otter, Material: Pipestone
This offering is sold.
Fish are a staple of an otter's diet. Justin Red Elk's charming pipestone otter is holding a fish carved of mother-of-pearl, and has incised claws, whiskers and cute eyes of inlaid turquoise. A mature otter can consume up to around 20 pounds of fish a night, if available to catch. About 1 1/2" tall, 7/8" wide and 2 1/4" deep.