Mountain lion fetish, by Dan Quam, Picasso marble with inlay turquoise eyes
Mountain lion Zuni fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Dan Quam. The mountain lion is made of Picasso marble, with inlay turquoise eyes and stands on a rock. Very realistic carving. It measures, 2 1/2" long, 2" tall, and 1 1/2" deep. Signed on the bottom .
The artist Dan Quam is a highly skilled carver and does realistic carvings that makes them more valuable.
Mountain lions represent resourcefulness, they are power symbols, aiding hunters in big game. They are said to protect travelers.