Striking large frog Hand Carved from a beautiful specimen of Tibetan turquoise with gold lip mother of pearl eyes. Bernard Homer Sr.(born 1920) was one of the most accomplished, widely respected elders and silversmiths in the Zuni Pueblo as was his wife Alice, who was the daughter of the renowned Zuni fetish carver Leekya Deyuse. Alice and Bernard started to carve more fetishes in the 60's, having both learned fetish carving from Leekya Deyuse, and they remained true to his style throughout their lives. Today the children of Bernard and Alice, Bernard Jr and his sister Juana Homer carry on the Leekya/Homer style with beautiful fetishes of their own. This frog was originally purchased from Sky Stone Trading Co in Santa Fe, New Mexico in October of 1999 (we have the original receipt). Order this museum-quality frog now and own a very important piece of Zuni fetish carving history.
2 7/8" long- 1 5/8" wide (rear)- 1 1/8" tall (head). 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee. A certificate of authenticity will be included.