Lizards are ubiquitous in the high desert, and also eat small insects.
Although they are not part of the traditional fetish animal group, they are often carved as fetishes, or just carvings.
This cute little fellow has no signature, and we can’t remember who made him, so he is appreciated for himself.
He is carved of sold, natural serpentine, and his rounded, chunky form reminds us of babies’ proportions.
Nicely carved all over, to replicate scaly lizard skin, the color of the serpentine stone is perfect for the subject.
With a long, rounded tail, stubby legs, and bright turquoise eyes, he is is very appealing.
He will make the ideal pet: noiseless, calm and motionless, but brings a smile to your face every day.