A totally delightful piece, carved with confident expertise, by someone at Zuni. The skill and artistic flair is evident, but….he, or she, forgot to sign it and we didn’t notice.
The tawny Picasso marble lends itself beautifully to the mountain lion subject, and the details are meticulously carved: curled tail, paws, ears, and the somewhat startled, wary stance.
With big, blue turquoise eyes, and a tubby body, this mountain lion is more like a cuddly kitten than the powerful Guardian of the North he will ultimately become.
Fine carving and appealing looks make this a very delightful fetish. Unfortunately, we don’t recall who is responsible for this precious little mountain lion.
Enjoy him, and salute the talented, anonymous artist.