Tablita Maiden With Baby

By Florentino Martinez

Animal: Tablita Maiden, Material: Fossilized Ivory
This offering is sold.
Cradling a baby, this tablita maiden (mother or Grandmother) is carved from a rich and decadent specimen of fossilized ivory. Her traditional headdress called a "tablita" is inlaid with turquoise. Her eyes and mouth, as well as the baby's, are inlaid with turquoise. Florentino Martinez incised this tablita maiden's blanket in a realistic fashion. About 1 3/4" tall, 5/8" wide and 1/2" deep.