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Russell Shack (d): Black Marble with Turquoise Inlay, Corn Maiden

Russell Shack (d): Black Marble with Turquoise Inlay, Corn Maiden


The contrast between the dark marble and vibrant turquoise creates a visual feast for the eyes, making this corn maiden truly stand out. Whether you're a fan of Native American culture or simply appreciate beautiful artwork, this piece will surely catch your attention and leave you in awe.

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: 5/8" X Width: 3/8" X Height: 2 1.2" Donated
Regular price $95.00 USD
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