Scorpion fetish by Michael Coble, serpentine
Native American Zuni fetish carving of a scorpion, made of a greenish serpentine with turquoise inlay eyes. It is 2 1/2" long, 3/4" tall, and 1 1/4" wide. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Michael Coble.
Scorpion fetishes are not traditionally used in Zuni religious ceremonies, but they are an example of the Zuni carvers' creativity and skill. Scorpions are hard to find as Zuni fetishes.