Lizard fetish by Curtis Garcia, incised black marble, ca. 1997
Zuni lizard fetish by artist Curtis Garcia , made of black marble with incised designs. It is 1 1/2" tall, 4" long, and 1/2" wide. It has traditional Zuni designs, including the step kiva design, carved into the side. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Curtis Garcia in 1997, and was purchased as part of an estate collection. Signed on the bottom "C.G. 97."
Lizards are quick, agile, and survivors, and a symbol of the desert.