Large scale Maiden fetish by Claudia Peina with turquoise necklace.
Zuni Maiden fetish by Zuni artist Claudia Peina, made of carved shed antler, with turquoise, coral and jet inlay. Nice large scale maiden. It measures 6 1/4" tall, 2" wide, and 1 1/2" deep. Signed on the bottom. This fetish is beautifully carved, characteristic of Claudia Peina's style, and with a beautiful inlay design. She is wearing a turquoise necklace and has beautiful inlay designs representing her dress and sash.
The Corn Maiden helps to bring a healthy corn crop (abundance), which is an important source of food to the Zuni.