Beetle fetish by Shannon Calabaza, incised marble
Zuni staghorn beetle fetish, by artist Shannon Calavaza. It is 3/8" tall, 1 3/4" wide, and 2" long. Made of light gray marble, with subtle incised designs in the shell, a very different-looking style of Zuni fetish carving.
Beetle fetishes are not traditionally used in Zuni religious ceremonies, but they are made to showcase the Zuni carvers' creativity and skill.