Lizard fetish by Brian Yatsattie, serpentine
Vintage Zuni lizard fetish, made by Brian Yatsattie, made of light beige serpentine with inlay turquoise eyes. Native American made. It is 3/4" tall, 4 1/4" long, and 1" wide. The bottom is signed with the artist's name, "Zuni" and "1996." This piece was purchased from a Tucson collector who collected in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.
Lizards are quick, agile, and survivors, and a symbol of the desert.