Mountain lion fetish by Herbert Halate, jet and turquoise
Zuni mountain lion fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Herbert Halate, made of black jet, with inlay turquoise eyes and a medicine bundle on its back. Signed on the bottom. Measures 3/4" tall, 3 1/4" long, and 1/2" deep.
Mountain lions represent resourcefulness, they are power symbols, aiding hunters in big game. They are said to protect travelers.