Shell corn maiden, by Sandra Quandelacy
Corn maiden fetish by Zuni artist Sandra Quandelacy, made of carved Helmet shell, with turquoise, coral, and jet inlay. It measures 1 3/4" wide, 1 1/4" deep at base, and 2 1/2" tall. It has 3 corn maidens, so it can be displayed facing anyway that pleases you. Each side depicts a Zuni maiden and a Corn Maiden, with corn and dragonfly designs. Beautifully carved, with intricate details, this would be a showpiece of any Zuni fetish collection.
The Corn Maiden helps to bring a healthy corn crop (abundance), which is an important source of food to the Zuni.