Turtle fetish by Andrew Quam, shell and red coral
Zuni turtle fetish, made of black jet with inlay turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, and shell. It has raised dot inlay of turquoise and coral on the shell, and raised inlay turquoise for the eyes. Native American Made. It is 1" wide, 1 3/8" long, and 3/8" tall. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Andrew Quam, and is signed on the bottom.
Turtles represent longevity, are a rain-bringing fetish, and serve as links to the Zuni ancestors.