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Troy Sice: Elk Horn, "Blue Corn" Maiden

Troy Sice: Elk Horn, "Blue Corn" Maiden


So impressive, this beautiful Maiden elegantly models herself to the best of her potential, showing inner beauty and pride. The use of elk horn as a medium adds a unique texture and natural element to the piece. Adorned with intricate inlay work, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and coral dots are thoughtfully placed on the carving, enhancing its overall beauty. The combination of these vibrant gemstones brings a pop of color to the artwork, giving it a visually striking appeal. 

Corn Maiden (a:dowa kyatsik'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: 1/2" X Width: 5/8" X Height: 1 5/8" Donated 

Regular price $300.00 USD
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