James Cheama Alabaster Zuni Corn Maiden Zuni Fetish
Artist: Zuni Fetish carver James Cheama
Medium: Alabaster with jet eyes and mouth/ turquoise, coral and heishe necklace/ coral center in etched flower on shawl/ turquoise and coral chips at base
Size: 2 3/8" H x 1 3/8" Across x 1"+ Deep
The Maidens are highly revered in the pueblos. The Corn Maidens are believed to have driven the witches away who came to steal their sacred crop.