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The serpentine group are greenish, brownish, or spotted minerals commonly found in
serpentinite rocks. They are used as a source of magnesium and asbestos, and as a decorative stone. The
name is thought to come from the greenish color being that of a serpent. The serpentine group describes
a group of common rock-forming hydrous magnesium iron phyllosilicate minerals. They may contain minor
amounts of other elements including chromium, manganese, cobalt or nickel. Serpentine can be an attractive
green stone that takes a nice polish and is highly suitable for carving. It has been used as a substitute for
jade and is sometimes difficult to distinguish from jade, a testament to the beauty of finer serpentine material.
Fabian is well renowned for his complex realism in a carving style. It sometimes amazes me
how he can carve such intricate and compound poses in his diorama-like sculptures. Here we have a mountain
lion in mid ambush with a spike buck that has been surprized with the attack. As most pumas do he has grabbed
whatever available fur parts with his claws and will crush the throat or back of the neck for the kill. Fabian must
watch the Discovery Channel, Nature on PBS or Animal Planet for his carving inspiration.
The raised rounded eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the antlers are inlaid of
deer antler - what a coincidence! The fetish is initialed F/C on the bottom in his usual manner. Be sure to include
this mountain lion grabbing lunch sculpture in your Zuni fetish collection.
If you would like to read more about the Mountain Lion's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Mountain Lion" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
Video: No, but view other videos here.
Zuni Carver: Fabian Cheama
Item: Mountain Lion & Buck Deer
Dimensions: 1 3/4"L x 2 5/8"T x 1"W
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Plus 6.75% state sales tax to Texas residents!
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