Bighorn sheep fetish by Andres Quandelacy, mother of pearl
Bighorn sheep/ram fetish by Zuni artist Andres Quandelacy, made of mother of pearl, with inlay turquoise eyes and heart line. It measures just over 2" long, just over 1/4" wide, and 1" tall. Bighorn sheep are a game animal to the Zuni, and these fetishes are carved to help in hunting these animals for food and clothing. The mother of pearl depicts it as a white bighorn sheep, which is rare.