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Southwest Native American Arts and Jewelry in Taos since 1982

Claudia Peina-Kellestewa Antler Warrior Maiden

238.00
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Claudia Peina-Kellestewa Antler Warrior Maiden

238.00

Zuni fetish by well-known Zuni Pueblo artist Claudia Peina-Kellestewa, warrior maiden holding sterling silver shield and spear, carved in antler and inlaid with onyx, red coral and turquoise. 

Approx: 3 3/4" x 1" x  7/8"

 

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Zuni fetish by well-known Zuni Pueblo artist Claudia Peina-Kellestewa, warrior maiden holding sterling silver shield and spear, carved in antler and inlaid with onyx, red coral and turquoise. 

Approx: 3 3/4" x 1" x  7/8"

 

Zuni Warrior Maiden

According to Zuni mythology, the warrior maiden was called to battle early in the morning, while doing her hair.  She didn't have time to finish her traditional hairstyle, so, half-done, she grabbed her spear and shield and rushed out to fight as she was.