Incised turtle fetish by Jonathan Natewa
Native American Zuni fetish carving of a turtle, made of black marble, with incised designs on the back, with turquoise on its back, and turquoise eyes. It is 2 3/8" long, 1 1/2" wide, 1/4" tall. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Jonathan Natewa. Turtles represent longevity, are a rain-bringing fetish, and serve as links to the Zuni ancestors.