This is an exceptionally detailed Zuni carving by Derrick Kaamasee. It is carved from turquoise. There is an elk standing up on a rock. There is detail in the fur and the movement. It is signed on the bottom.
Zuni fetishes are small carvings made from various materials by the Zuni people. These carvings have traditionally served a ceremonial purpose for their creators and depict animals and icons integral to their culture. As a form of contemporary Native American art, they are sold with secular intentions to collectors worldwide. The Zuni Fetishes at King Galleries all come directly from the Zuni Pueblo and each is hand carved.