Snail fetish by Michael Coble, Picasso marble
Native American Zuni fetish carving of a snail, made of Picasso marble with turquoise inlay eyes. It is 1" tall, almost 2" long, and almost 3/4" wide. It has incised designs on the shell, and it even has a mouth. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Michael Coble.
Snail fetishes are not traditionally used in Zuni religious ceremonies, but they are an example of the Zuni carvers' creativity and skill.