Lizard fetish by Fabian Cheama, green serpentine
Zuni lizard fetish by Fabian Cheama, made of green serpentine with inlay turquoise eyes. It is 1 5/8" tall, 1 3/8" wide, and 2" long. The lizard is perched on a rock in an interesting pose, and has a very detailed scale pattern carved into it. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Fabian Cheama, in the 1980s, and was purchased as part of an estate collection. It has the original 1980s price tag of $405 on the bottom.
Lizards are quick, agile, and survivors, and a symbol of the desert.