White wolf fetish by Corwin Yamutewa
Zuni wolf fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Corwin Yamutewa, made of white marble, with inlay jet. Signed on the bottom. The fetish measures 7/8" tall, 2 1/4" long, and 5/8" wide. Although it looks like Corwin Yamutewa's bear fetishes, you can tell it is a wolf because of its long tail - Zuni bear fetishes have short tails. Corwin Yamutewa is famous for his animals with cute faces.
The artist Corwin Yamutewa is a firefighter and he only carves in the off season, so he doesn't produce as many fetishes, making his carvings more valuable.
The wolf is the teacher, family-oriented, the pathfinder, invokes a strong family bond, hunters, and the symbol for the East.