Mountain Lions are a mysterious and powerful animal. They are commonly carved by the Zuni and this one is exceptional. It looks like Ronnie Lunasee in style but the initials are M.L. or M.H.. The Medicine bundle is well done with a gold mother of pearl arrowhead, turquoise, coral and hematite. The heartline is inlaid with turquoise.
2 1/8″ length
With fetishes, the choice and quality of stone (color and hardness), cost of material, size of fetish, intricacy of carving, degree of polish, animal representated and “beauty” of the carving all go into determining value.
It is said by anyone who collects and sells Zuni Fetishes that they choose you. When one speaks to you or catches your eye, take notice!