Sea turtle fetish, by Rosella Lunasee
Turtle Zuni fetish carving, made of petoskey stone with inlay turquoise eyes. It is 3 1/8" long, 1 3/8" deep, and 1 1/8" tall. Handmade by Zuni Native artist Rosella Lunasee, and signed with her initials on the bottom. This stone has a shell imprint on it's back. Love the way the artists uses the stone to show that off.
Turtles represent longevity, are a rain-bringing fetish, and serve as links to the Zuni ancestors.