Carved Alabaster Avanyu Or Water Serpent Zuni Fetish

IMG_0642.JPG
IMG_0643.JPG
IMG_0645.JPG
IMG_0646.JPG
IMG_0647.JPG
IMG_0642.JPG
IMG_0643.JPG
IMG_0645.JPG
IMG_0646.JPG
IMG_0647.JPG

Carved Alabaster Avanyu Or Water Serpent Zuni Fetish

249.00

Carved alabaster Avanyu or water serpent Zuni fetish

Add To Cart

For the Tewa Indians living near the Rio Grande in New Mexico, as well as other Pueblo people of North America, the “mythical” Avanyu was believed to be a very powerful god. According to their ancient religion, this deity can supposedly cause both earthly and supernatural events such as storms and earthquakes. This alabaster fetish by Zuni artist Gilbert Lonjose is carved in four parts to show the movement seen in and out of the water. Each part measures 2" - 2 1/2" and is inlaid with turquoise and red coral spots.

A great addition to a carved fetish or other animal collection.