1443-118 Thelma & Aaron Sheche Large Turtle Carving Egyptian Marble
Zuni Pueblo Indian Fetish Carving
Carved in Egyptian Marble with Turquoise eyes
Unsigned, yet artist attribution is: Thelma & Aaron Sheche
From a very high-end private estate Zuni fetish collection.
The previous collector took many notes on their fetishes.
approx. 3 1/2" long, 1 5/8" wide, 1" tall at head
Zuni turtle fetishes are thought to represent the values of Mother Earth. They symbolize protection, longevity and fertility, bringing the power of each to their owners and carvers.
Turtle fetishes are not traditional to Zuni Pueblo, however they are frequently carved.