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Russell Shack (d): Black Marble, Corn Maiden

Russell Shack (d): Black Marble, Corn Maiden


It's one of those creations that just grabs your attention and holds it captive. The etching work is nothing short of remarkable, seamlessly blending traditional Native American depictions with a touch of Shack's unique style. From the texture of her hair cascading down her back to the intricate patterns on her robe, every aspect feels carefully considered and executed with precision. This piece truly embodies a sense of reverence.

Corn Maiden (A:dow e:washdok'i): In the Zuni Pueblo the three stages of woman are recognized as:

  • Maiden, symbolizing potential
  • Mother, the life giver
  • Grandmother, the wise elder

Usually the maiden fetish will be emerging from corn (the corn maiden) or she will have whorls of hair on the side of her head, signifying that she has not had a child. The mother fetish also can be emerging from the corn (the corn mother) and she will have children with her or look pregnant. The grandmother usually has a shawl over her head and no corn represented on her body.

Dimensions: Length: 1 3/16" X Width: 3/4" X Height: 2 1/4" Donated 

Regular price $125.00 USD
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