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Tabletop Owl Fetish of Alabaster with Turquoise Eyes

Aaron & Thelma Sheche

About The Tabletop Owl Fetish of Alabaster with Turquoise Eyes

The body of the owl and his base or perch are carved from a single piece of ivory white alabaster laced with a brown to tan matrix.  The creature's eyes are natural dusk blue turquoise with rust red matrix.  These cabochons are low domed and each measure about 5/16" in diameter.

The cleave way the turquoise eyes are set with the dark matrix "looking down" to the owl's left, as he leans into what has seemed to capture his attention, gives this little fellow a lot of life.

Savvy Price $650.00

Gallery Price $750.00

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Description

The body of the owl and his base or perch are carved from a single piece of ivory white alabaster laced with a brown to tan matrix.  The creature's eyes are natural dusk blue turquoise with rust red matrix.  These cabochons are low domed and each measure about 5/16" in diameter.

The cleave way the turquoise eyes are set with the dark matrix "looking down" to the owl's left, as he leans into what has seemed to capture his attention, gives this little fellow a lot of life.

About the Artist Aaron (1910-2002) and Thelma Sheche (born in 1928) are respectively the son in law and daughter of Theodore Kucate.  Zuni fetish carvers of the twentieth century, they are referenced in many books on Zuni fetish carvers.
Medium Alabaster and natural turquoise (both with matrix)
Size Overall height is 6 1/2" height X 3" width at the widest part of his rock perch. Owl alone is 3 5/8" height X 1 5/8" width X 1 5/8" depth.
Signed No
Date of creation Circa 1985
Condition Excellent
Description This fetish weighs a little over 24 ounces.
Provenance CP