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Todd Westika Fossilized Limestone Ram

$220

Item Number: DR 3087
Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Artist: Todd Westika
Medium: Purisima, turquoise and sterling silver
Age: 2017
Dimensions: 4 ½” X 2”

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Description

This dramatic ram is carved from a beautiful piece of Purisima stone, which is fossilized limestone. This particular piece of Purisima is abundant with numerous fossils, which adds to the character of the stone. Todd has beautifully enhanced the quality of the fossilized limestone through the structure of this magnificent ram. His horns include circles of fossils too.

This wonderful ram has an offering has an inlaid turquoise and sterling silver Zuni sun face on his back. Sheep are an important part of food for Zuni people. The ram may symbolize the fertility of increasing the herd for sustaining food for the people.

Todd is one of the elite carvers at Zuni, selling his carvings at art fairs or museum showings.

Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: Purchased from the artist.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz