This is a strong and determined hawk carved from a striking specimen of banded green onyx with mother-of-pearl and jet inlaid eyes.
To the Zunis, the hawk is the younger brother of the eagle. More earthbound than the eagle, the hawk carries messages among people and animals, while the eagle’s connection is with Spirit world. Hawk medicine is used when hunting ground animals, such as rabbits and squirrels. The shrill cry of the hawk is always startling to hear. It is a sharp reminder to pay attention to the signs around us. It can signal an omen or simply be telling us to be mindful of the obvious. With its acute vision, the hawk constantly scans the horizon for information, thus the expression “hawk-eye.” Hawk behavior teaches us to do the same.
Condition: Excellent- original condition new
Provenance: Purchased from the artist